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Jul 20, 2015 - Middle of Nowhere

This is our second visit to Horseshoe Bend campground in Big Horn Canyon NRA. Last visit, we were on the way to Alaska. So, why do we like this place - it is in the middle of nowhere. We have a view of the lake, with red rocks in the background and views of the hills on all sides. The park has about 60 sites, with maybe 12 that have power and water. We seem to be having afternoon showers and thunderstorms almost every day - showers do not last long, but do interfere with our wanting to sit outside and enjoy the quiet view. Our wildlife...

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Sep 6, 2014 - Day 14 - Wyoming

90.1 miles, 14.52 average, 38.63 max speed, 2303.00 ft climbing. Lot of headwind today so a lot of 8 to 12 mph riding. Lucky it was only 90 miles. We moved out of Montana into Wyoming. Tomorrow is our biggest climbing day of the trip - 7700ft. and about 20 miles. All in one climb - no rollers. I am thinking Holy Shit. The town we are staying in tonight is very small - our hotel is a motel. There are not enough rooms to accommodate everyone so I am sharing my room with Dr. Vora. He says snores badly. Yeah!

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Jul 29, 2013 - Big Horn Canyon

We left the Natl forest and drove down hwy 14 towards Lovell, Wy. The road dropping down from the mtns was amazing -dropffs straight down and you could only go about 15 mph. We passed by a Wild Horses of Pyror mt info center and decided to turn around and looks at it. The girls told us about and and showed us a map of where to go and look for these descendants of Spanish Colonials. Sure enough, there was a huge stallion about 9 miles up this road towards Montana. We kept going and took a turnoff to see Devil's Canyon overlook and it was...

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May 17, 2011 - Moving West

Day 3 Miles: 385 Total: 1017 Campground: Horseshoe Bend Campground, Big Horn Canyon NRA After a night of howling winds, which rocked the RV all night, we prepared for a day of moving westward. Today the plan was to visit Devil’s Tower and then move westward to be positioned to enter Yellowstone NP tomorrow. We made the short (1.3 mi) hike around the tower and noted the variety of geological features. It is interesting to see the different rock types and colors and especially the red rocks all around the area. Devil’s Tower looks like...

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Aug 17, 2008 - Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Today we rode the motorcycle to Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area for a bit of hiking and site seeing. We saw great views of the 1000 foot cliffs that surrounding Bighorn Lake. On our hike we spied some young Bighorn. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, following the construction of the Yellowtail Dam by the Bureau of Reclamation. Bighorn Lake extends approximately 71 miles through Wyoming and Montana. The Recreation Area is composed of 120,000+ acres, which straddles the...

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Jul 14, 2008 - To Lovell WY

Everything’s far apart in this part of the country, and we spent the day driving south through MT. We stopped briefly in the town of Fort Benton, where there’s a nice National Parks Visitor’s Center, and the folks there helped us get information about our next destination, the Bighorn Medicine Wheel, near Lovell WY. This is marvelous country to drive through, particularly if you stay off the Interstates. We passed through Billings, then continued on to Lovell, where we picked up a leaflet about the Medicine Wheel from the local Agriculture...

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