The last 5 days

As I left my hosts in Moreland Idaho I knew that the trip was going to be a bit rough. There were long distances that had no water or ranches to get water at. Also once I got on highway 20 there was going to be a lot of traffic. And all of that was correct but there was also a lot of beauty and grandure in the desert and Craters of the Moon area. Here are some of the pictures.

Big Southern Butte
Big Southern Butte up close
Morning sunrise
Smoke from a range fire
Entering Craters of the Moon
Craters of the Moon
Lava lake
Leaving Carey Idaho
The Suzie Q Ranch my hosts

South East Idaho

I’ve made it to just south east of Firth Idaho. It was a gorgeous drive from Etna Wy. I’ve primitive camped for the last three nights. Here are some pictures of the last three days.

Leaving Etna entering Idaho
Wayan Valley
Still on the Oregon Trail
Renegade and Star-Buck relaxing
Blackfoot River

Moving on

Sometime you get a chance to meet and stay with great people. I’ve been blessed with a lot of great hosts so sometimes it’s with a little regret that I have to move on. Renegades neck is healed up enough so it time. Hopefully I have fixed the problem that caused it. Thank you to my host and many blessings on their house.

Went for a ride

Alantic City and South Pass Wy

I’ve had awe inspiring vista’s to camp and view for the last couple of days. And almost no way to update my blogs. So here is some of the views I’ve seen. I was on the Landers Cutoff for most of these pictures.

Oregon Buttes are the half way point from Kansas City to Oregon
Thank you John Mionczynski for the ride.

Driving over the mountains

When I left Wheatland I knew I was starting on a crazy adventure across terrain that had very few people in it. I wasn’t wrong the terrain was beautiful, I went a couple of days without seeing anyone. I met a couple of ranchers who did host me also. A big thank you to them. The experience is something I’ll always cherish even though it’s not done yet I still have miles of wild country to cross.

The sky was absolutely gorgeous
The terrain looked like a lemon meringue pie only in green
My camp along side a pond
The trail followed a ridge line for miles
A mule deer
The Seminole Dam
A very steep hill
Schatzie
The view was awesome

Climbing the foothills of the Rockies

I’m climbing the foothills through the wilds of Wyoming. The scenery has be absolutely stunning. I would like to thank the ranchers and people who have helped me by hosting me, helping me across cattleguards that aren’t wagon friendly, and hauling my Wagon half way up the first hill so I that my boys could walk up easier. The first set of hills were about 7 miles at a 7 to 10 percent grade. Here are some pictures of my trek since Wheatland.

Leaving Wheatland
Hills in a distance
Closer
Riding up the first hill
Becca rode Renegade
My hosts from Wheatland
The couple who hauled my wagon up the hill
Deer
A cowgirl who stopped to talk
Puppies sleeping at my hosts