Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July 19, 2010
I usually take mondays and tuesdays off at the gallery and from painting and spend that time in the mountains. Yesterday Vicki and I took off at 5:30 pm and headed towards the East Fork River trailhead. It is a 22 mile drive off the hiway over an increasingly rough road particularly the last 4 miles on the Shoshone National Forest. The scenery is to die for. Castle Rock rises skyward and is the leading landmark as you drive up the valley. This area is maintained for winter elk habitat and is amagnificent mix of badlands, high hills, grass and cottonwood filled valley floor. The road rises higher and higher towards the peaks of the Absarokas.

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