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Jul 8, 2015 - Hiking in Shoshone National Forest

We hiked on July 6 and July 8. Both treks were over 6.5 miles. The area we chose for these hikes is just off the highway that leads to Yellowstone coming from Cody. The area is called Blackwater Creek where a forest fire claimed the lives of 15 firefighters and injured another 38 in August of 1937. There are three memorials created for the catastrophic event. One is near the road where the trailhead starts. The other two are 5 miles up the canyon ( a ten-mile round trip). Paula and I were more interested in getting a decent hike with some...

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Jul 4, 2015 - Cody Celebrations

Happy Independence Day, Friends! Cody enjoys Independence Day! They have a kiddie parade on 2 July, and then big parades on both the 3rd and 4th of July. Also, they have an arts and crafts show at the city park, with a lot of food vendors. And, musical entertainment is provided free of charge at the amphitheater in the park for the three day celebration. We went to the parade on the 3rd - a local told us that some of the parade entries participate in other town parades on the 4th. The parade on the 3rd is better. I'll say that is probably...

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Jul 1, 2015 - Southfork Road - south and west of Cody

We took another drive today. We have now driven on every road leaving Cody and checking out the surrounding countryside! Our excursion took us along the south fork of the Shoshone River. Started as a paved road, then gravel and then dirt. When it turned to 4-wheel drive road, we turned around. The scenery was again, FANTASTIC! It is impossible to duplicate God's tapestry on a camera. Some artists come close, but to see it in person, words cannot describe! We did see two large herds of elk in our travels today. Not sure where the bull elks...

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Jun 29, 2015 - Buffalo Bill Center of the West

We have been told by several friends that if we visited Cody, it was a must to see the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. The Center is a museum that is made up of five separate museums, each really spectacular. The price is a bit high, but considering the five sections to visit, it is a fair deal. There is the Draper Natural History Museum. This part addresses the flora and fauna of the region, from the desert plains to the alpine tundra. Next is the Buffalo Bill Wild West Museum. This has collections from the days of Bill Cody's Wild West...

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Jun 26, 2015 - Dead Indian Meadows Hike

The day started nice and cool, a good day for a hike. We drove back to the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway and found a trail in the Shoshone National Forest. The trail goes for 8 miles in to the meadow, but we stopped at 3 1/2 miles in. Seven miles is enough for us today.

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Jun 21, 2015 - Buffalo Bill Dam

Just a short ways out of Cody is the Buffalo Bill Dam. This dam is on the way to Yellowstone National Park from Cody and is worth a quick visit (plus, it is free!). Originally called Shoshone Dam, construction on it started in 1905. The process was arduous, and it looked like the dam would never get built. Two general contractors left the job and finally a third one completed the project. In addition to contractor problems, the winter weather, spring flooding and labor strikes delayed completion of the dam. At the time of its completion in...

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Jun 17, 2015 - Cody, Wyoming

We pulled into Cody the day before yesterday. And, yesterday we did laundry - about 10 days worth --another day and I would have to go commando! After laundry, Paula insisted that we go to Walmart and buy more underwear! Today, we drove around the town to get a feel for things. It's not too large. Founded in the mid-1890's by Buffalo Bill Cody (William F. Cody), it was incorporated in 1901. The population in the 2010 census places the town at 9520. Driving distance to the east gate of Yellowstone is about 50 miles. The city's visitor...

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Oct 13, 2014 - Day 38

Hi There Everyone, Well today was a fantastic day as we began with a walk around the town of Deadwood, which was really an old place with heaps of saloons and casino's. With us being half way through October a lot of he smaller shops were closed for the season but I think this place would be rocking in the tourist season. Our next stop was at Devil's Tower a huge rock formation in the middle of Wyoming and it was awesome, it was hard to fathom how big it was just protruding up out of the ground in the middle of nothing but fields, really...

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Sep 27, 2014 - Cody, WY

Howdy partners! This is our third visit to Cody, quintessential western town, named after William Frederick Cody, also called Buffalo Bill. At the Ponderosa RV Park we are next door to the Sunset House restaurant with a favorite breakfast special, sliced cinnamon roll French toast! Yummy! Behind the Sunset House is a 'baby' Sears store, it offers mattresses, lawnmowers and appliances. Cody is located at the western edge of the Big Horn Basin surrounded by 4 mountain ranges. The arid climate accounts for Cody's average of 300 sunny days...

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Aug 25, 2014 - Old Trail Town Aug 2nd

OLD TRAIL TOWN WAS STARTED BY BOB EDGAR IN THE SPRING OF 1967, THE WORK BEGAN TO GATHER THE HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND RELICS TO BE DISPLAYED AT A SITE ON THE WEST SIDE OF CODY. THIS WAS THE AREA BUFFALO BILL AND HIS ASSOCIATES HAD CHOSEN FOR THE TOWN SITE OF CODY IN 1895. MANY OF THE BUILDINGS WERE TAKEN COMPLETELY APART, MOVED TO THE NEW SITE AND REASSEMBLED. NOW THE TOWN CONSISTS OF 26 BUILDINGS WHICH DATE FROM 1879-1901, 100 HORSE DRAWN VEHICLES. A EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF MEMORABILIA FROM THE WYOMING FRONTIER AND AUTHENTIC INDIAN...

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Aug 22, 2014 - Cody, Wyoming

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 Left Red Lodge, MT driving out Rt. 308 towards Cody, WY. We came upon an abandoned coal mine along the route. It was abandoned and left as a memorial after a mine disaster that killed 74 men in 1943. We then passed through Bear Creek, MT. The local bar advertised pig races on Saturday night and the Post Office was a pink house. Not much else existed in the town. Entering Wyoming the highway again was surrounded by low hills and pastures of brown grass and sagebrush. We did not see any livestock grazing in the...

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Aug 20, 2014 - Chief Joseph scenic hwy & Beartooth Hwy

I'M FINALLY ABLE TO MAKE ENTRIES. WE ARE IN SWAN VALLEY NOW AND HAVE GOOD PHONE RECEPTION AND WIFI. EVEN GET 6 TV CHANNELS. YAAAAAAA!!! THIS ENTRY WAS WHEN WE WERE IN CODY, WY. AUG. 3RD WE WENT UP CHIEF JOSEPH HWY AND BEARTOOTH HWY. I CAN STILL ONLY ADD 10 PICTURES AT A TIME SO WILL MAKE ANOTHER ENTRY FOR BEARTOOTH HWY. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL DRIVE WITH ALOT OF SCENIC PULL OFFS.

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