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Aug 22, 2018 - Jim Bridger RV Camp

/// Wednesday - August 22, 2018 A Travel Day: With a trip of just less than one hundred miles on our itinerary today we delayed our departure until 10:00 A.M. It was a beautiful mild morning, so after completing most of our departure routine we took a walk through the Birchwood Camping Area. We walked past a huge Eagle's nest. The nest was now empty but it is reported that the nest was used this season. As we were about to depart we could see the makings of a thunder storm developing over Bear Lake to the north of us. Our route today would...

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Sep 2, 2016 - Ft Bridger Rondezvous

Ft Bridger We took an extra day off and went to the largest mountain man rendezvous in the country at Ft Bridger, Wyoming. Most of the people in attendance were in period costume. We were not. We saw a lot of families dressed for the weekend. Many staying in period style tents, and cooking primitive ways. There is supposed to be nothing newer than about 1840 here. It was fascinating. Indians, mountain men, militia, kids, and women, all dressed as they used to. Trader blankets and tents had trinkets such as trader beads, clothing (period of...

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May 6, 2016 - Fort Bridger, Wyoming

We arrived in Fort Bridger, Wyoming on Thursday afternoon. We did a walking tour of a portion of the fort before dark, expecting to complete the tour Friday morning. We got heavy rain during the night and everything was muddy, so we decided to wait to tour the fort when we returned in the afternoon. So, we traveled to Granger, WY to see the Old South Bend (Granger) Stage Station, a rock building, built in 1850. This was a lay-over stop for the stage, the pony express, the wagon trains and later on the railroad. Now it is very desolate and...

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2016 RV Trip

Oct 7, 2013 - Fort Bridger, Wyoming

From Fort Bridger RV Park After a tearful good-bye we were on our way east. We took our time getting the motor home ready to move. We wanted to wait until Patrick came home for lunch and then we were ready to go. Morgan wanted to take a quick trip up the ladder to the roof and then they all went to the corner to watch us as we turned. It was very, very hard to leave but we promised to see them again in 5 months. We got gas and drove into Utah and then Wyoming. After about 235 miles we pulled into Fort Bridger. The campground has pull...

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May 18, 2013 - Ft. Bridger, Wyoming

In 2010, on our way to Ohio to pick up our Fun Finder trailer, we passed through Ft. Bridger. It was the day after Labor Day weekend. We could see there had been a Mountain Man "assembly" as some of the tents and gear from the encampment were still being taken down. We said we would stop in the area the next time through. And so we did. Right next door to the campground is Ft. Bridger, the original and the second forts to be located on that piece of land. We toured the forts while there. Photos on Terri's Tidings.

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Rambling Rodericks

Jun 23, 2012 - Caldwell, Id. to Fort Bridger, Wy.

Saturday June 23: Today was long day. I drove 440 miles starting in Caldwell, Idaho for over 200 miles and then 200 miles in Utah and at last 40 miles into Wyoming. The last 100 miles in Wyoming there was a head wind and was blowing me all over the road. I talked to a truck driver and he said he was haveing the same problem and was burning lots of diesel. We finally reached the campground in Fort Bridger, Wyoming. As I stated in yesterdays update it doen't look good on finding a dentist. The scenery in Idaho was high dessert with a lot of...

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Jun 17, 2011 - Fort Bridger, Wyoming

On our way to Rawlins, Wyoming we passed Fort Bridger historic site. As a lover of mountain man lore we decided to stop and check it out. Jim Bridger was considered the greatest of all the mountain men and military scouts. The past came alive through costume interpreters, museum displays and a reconstruction of Jim Bridger's trading post and fort. Fort Bridger Historic Site "I have established a small fort, with a blacksmith shop and a supply of iron in the road of the emigrants on Black Fork of Green River, which promises fairly ..." Thus...

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Aug 24, 2009 - Day 2

It was cool when we left Winnemucca this morning and the heater felt really good as we drove away from the park. The night was uneventful except that Shilo decided she needed to go outside three times to “sniff the air” and make sure all was well. Be glad when she settles into the travel routine and sleeps through the night. We had lunch just outside of Wendover on the salt flats. The optical illusions of water and mountain reflections were interesting. Almost looked like hovering UFOs….oh wait, this is Nevada so maybe it was! Anyway, we...

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Jul 11, 2008 - Fort Bridger, WY

July 11...Fort Bridger RV Camp---Fort Bridger, WY We left Rawlins this morning to head for more Mountain Men and more of the Oregon, California & Mormon trails. It seems we have a theme going. I didn't really plan it that way. I knew Chimney Rock and Fort Bridger would put us on parts of the trail....but it seems everywhere we go....there's the Mountain Men and the Pioneers. Since Joe and I like these stories....I guess our constant finding ourselves in these places is a 'good thing'. We arrived at Fort Bridger RV Camp midafternoon. The...

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