Monday, October 27, 2008

Day 56, Monday, Oct 27, Hot Springs, SD to Riverton, WY

Here in the midst of the high desert of central Wyoming is the Boysen Reservoir, located near the upper waters of the Bighorn River that flows northward through Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in Montana.

The Boysen Reservoir is not far from Riverton, Wyoming where we found lodging for the night.

Tomorrow we hope to drive through the Grand Teton National Park before making our way, at last, to Rexburg, Idaho, our starting place for this wonderful trip which began 56 days ago on September 2nd. What an experience!
We saw numerous antalope as we drove across Wyoming's vast open range lands. Each time we stopped and attempted to get a picture they were quick to turn and run effortlessly away. They are very elusive animals.

Linda spotted this group near the highway as we neared the outskirts of Shoshoni, Wyoming on Route 26.

By the time I had exited the car and walked toward them with my camera they were on the move.
This is the view of the widening expanse of the eastern plains of Wyoming as we began our descent down US 18 from the Black Hills of southwestern South Dakota.

We very much enjoyed our two days in the Black Hills and talk of going back at some future time.