Wyoming

I left Boise, Idaho and headed to Green River, Wyoming. I got into town early and decided to explore the area on a bike.  I found an old building which is evidence of the town’s old roots.

Old building in Green River, Wyoming.

Old building in Green River, Wyoming.

Bridge over the rail yard

Bridge over the rail yard

I crossed the rail yard on a pretty cool bridge. The railroad tracks separate the old from newer part of town. I found a paved and boardwalk path that went for miles along the Green River.  There was an amazing variety of birds along this path.  The blue birds flew all around me as I rode along.

Green River boardwalk in Wyoming

Green River boardwalk in Wyoming

Before I returned to the hotel,  I stopped to watch kids jump off of the pedestrian bridge that went over the river.   It was very entertaining and took me back to the simple joys of youth.

The next morning I packed up and headed towards Colorado.  Wyoming has some pretty cool sights but there was a whole lot of hot and dry desert that seemed to go on forever.  I stopped at an old military fort which was on the way.  Fort Steele was constructed in 1868.  Some of the original building are still standing.

Fort Steele powder magazine.  Built in 1881.

Fort Steele powder magazine. Built in 1881.

On my way back to the highway I stopped to take a photo of an antelope that was grazing nearby.  I saw many more as I worked my way across the state.

Wyoming antalope

Wyoming antelope

The rock formations in this area begged to be photographed.

The red rock of the Utah / Wyoming area

The red rock of the Utah / Wyoming area

I was very happy to make it into Colorado.  The desert had turned to sparse trees and hills.  I made it to Estes Park, Colorado where I will stay for the next two days.  The road to this place is cut through huge rock walls that seem to engulf the road as it snakes its way up the mountain.  Words cannot describe the huge open mountain beauty that opened before me as I entered Estes Park.   Tomorrow will be a test of my mental and physical fitness as well as I ride into the mountains.

 

Thanks for joining me.

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About Bruce Bosman

Join me as I ride my mountain bike up and over the incredible mountains of Washington State. Although this blog may appear to be a testament to my accomplishments, this was not my intent. Compared to the challenges that many face every day mine are insignificant. My hope is that you will appreciate these photos and stories as you join me on my Mountain Quest. I recognize and pray for all of you that face adversity and struggle to overcome mountains in your everyday life. We all have bad experiences, excess baggage, and debris that pile up to create obstacles in our life. Much of my mountain is made up of the accumulative stress and incidents that 29 years of a law enforcement profession and life brings. If allowed to go unchecked these mountains can become impassable and will block out the sun. I challenge myself and you to face our mountains and conquer them. Even if it is one step or one pedal stroke at a time, work to overcome the obstacles that life puts before you. Push through the pain and embrace the challenges. Work to make your life and the lives of others better. Look for the beauty that this world and life has to offer you. . Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)
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3 Responses to Wyoming

  1. Jeff Katzer says:

    I’m right there with you pal. Hey if you need any local assistance, my brother and his family live in Lakewood, Co. My nephew (Max) works in a bicycle shop, and between the two of them they could build an aircraft carrier from a random collection of items found in a kitchen drawer. So… just in case… We’re all standing by.

  2. Major sweetaholic terrain

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