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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Boondocking the Bighorns Part 1

According to the folks over at boondocking is (roughly) defined as "wilderness or primitive camping out in the "boondocks." Natural beauty with little or no (noisy) neighbors. This type of camping (usually in Public Lands like State, BLM, and National Forests) is usually FREE. Just find a place and park."

And that's our style of camping!  One of our favorite boondocking sites are the Bighorn Mountain range in northern Wyoming.  In just a few hours drive we're on top of the mountain and a world away!  There is no cell phone service, no wi fi, no emails, no internet.  We didn't look at a watch the entire week.  Living without time constraints is odd... and freeing!

The Rig

Love the way the new (to us) F350 pulls!  Ba-Bye Duramax.

We love our Raptor!

The Campsite

The campsite at sunset

roasting marshmallows

It's not camping without s'mores!
 The propane line on the grill was leaking, so we cooked dinner over the firepit all week.  Yum!

Daddy Time!
The Guard Dog that was afraid of all the deer!

Jenna picked a wildflower bouquet when we arrived.  It was beautiful all week long!
The Riding...

Ready to ride!

Riding with Dad

Views from the trails...

The Bull Moose

This was only one of three or four moose we saw, but he was easily the closest and the biggest.  He was just a stones throw from the parking area at a fishing access.

 Don't miss part 2 including, the climb to the top of Lookout Mountain, playing in a mountain top lake, and the mobile sewing studio!

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