Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming
Edward has been sitting in the camper so long, it was almost as if he had been hibernating. Since he got back from the trip to Washington and Montana at the beginning of June, he has not been out of the camper storage area. But today he got on the road again. The trip started out about 2 pm and the first part was just driving on the Interstate highway across Wyoming, But north of Sheridan they turned onto a winding road that quickly took them up high in the Big Horn Mountains. They even got to see a Moose just before they arrived at the Plum Creek Campground where they got to spend the night.
Edward found a neat place down by the creek where there were mushrooms growing and the cool water felt good after being out on the highway in 90 degree weather. It feels good to be back in the high country where the plants under the forest canopy are all green. This campground is very quiet.
Edward is excited to be in a campground where there are bear-proof garbage cans and bear hooks high above the picnic tables. It is obvious that this is a place where other bears visit. Edward has been keeping an eye out, but so far he's the only bear in sight.
The campground isn't too far from the highway, but there doesn't seem to be too much traffic on the highway so Edward is mostly listening for animal sounds. He'd know the sound of a bear if he heard one, but he knows it is more likely that the moose will come to visit. Edward thinks that would be pretty great.
Tomorrow promises to be an exciting day. The trip will continue over the Big Horns and down the steep road to Lovell, Wyoming before they turn north to Bridger and on into Red Lodge, Montana. Red Lodge is another of Edward's favorite places to visit.