|Cambria Salt Mines Vista - WY Black Hills|
Just outside of Lusk, there was a bad motorcycle accident. Most of it had been over by the time I got there except for the lane closures. As we moved north, there were more and more motorcycles on the road. I moved over to the shoulder whenever I could to let them pass me by. There's a lot of dry prairie in eastern WY and the winds are relentless. The Black Hills began immediately north of Newcastle. Beautiful drive. The Ponderosa pines look black from a distance, hence the Black name. The vegetation reminded me of the Black Forest near Colorado Springs.
|Camping at Devils Tower, WY|
|Belle Forche River Valley next to camp|
As we progressed towards Devils Tower, there were more and more interesting rock formations, some very red sandstone. As we headed up the hill north of Sundance, a thunderstorm brewed up and was raining hard. I saw several motorcyclists in it. Some had rain gear that helped but they are exposed to the elements. It was clear and sunny on the other side of the hill. I found a campground for $20 with electricity and took it. It was nearly empty. I thought all those motorcyclists would make finding a place to camp difficult but there was plenty of space. There was lots of room for my dog to play fetch too.
|My dog meets the horses in a field next to the camp|