The Cowboy State lives up to its name, and cowboys still roam, whether the real deal, bag ’em and tag ’em on horseback type or showboaters boasting their vacation ten gallons in the state’s trendier areas.
The center of the state, a lengthy basin between two ranges, divides the Grand Tetons, and their lesser known brother to the north, Yellowstone, and the Bighorn Range. While Yellowstone is often comparable to a city at rush hour, when it comes to both traffic by car and foot, the Bighorns are still largely empty, vast wilderness ready for those interested in starry night skies and peace and quiet to explore.
Cheyenne, the state’s capitol, is a seedy underbelly still hanging onto its pioneer ways, not much different from what you may have seen in the TV show Hell on Wheels, if boasting a few more telephone wires and WiFi connections. Jackson, on the other hand, is a rich man’s playground, a hubbub of fashion and feature, the city-center of the gorgeous Teton range, an easy contender for the most beautiful national park in the nation.
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Roadschooling with the National Monuments: Fossils & Dinosaurs
This camping tour from South Dakota to Oregon is a season full of exploring fossil remains like everything saber-toothed cats to those favored Jurassic “terrible lizards” and even more obscure creatures on the way. The views along the way aren’t bad, either.
All the National Monuments with Camping
National monuments can be anything. A famous statue given to our nation by France, a church once used by Civil Rights leaders to inspire equality, or a giant arch in St. Louis that doesn’t even sell fries. Oh wait, that’s somehow a national park. Point being, national monuments seem to have less clearly defined realities
The Best BLM Camping in the American West
The wild open wilderness of every American’s backyard. Notes on cell coverage, specific sites in each state, photos and general vibe included.
Grand Teton National Park
Explore the history and legend, the old barns and ancient mountains of Grand Teton National Park. Photographs, links and more.
Cowboys, you just can’t trust them. Rodeo cowboys? Even worse.
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