Wandering in Wyoming

2017-05-10T18:06:22-07:00April 12th, 2017|Wyoming|

Red Reflet Ranch is one of our favorite places in Wyoming!  They're continually racking up "dude ranch" awards, and we loved being there with Michèle and the boys.  

Thermopolis, WY

2015-07-06T08:01:48-07:00July 5th, 2015|Wyoming|

In a town as small as Thermopolis, WY (population 3,038) it's up to the dinosaurs and buffalo to make you feel even smaller. We enjoyed their mineral hot springs in the evening, after the hot [...]

Spring in Wyoming

2015-05-18T21:12:42-07:00April 28th, 2015|Wyoming|

Red Reflet Ranch is full of calves and foals in the spring.  And we were treated to a rare event - a Medieval celebration in honor of spring by the Washakie Museum Group from nearby [...]

Cow business at Red Reflet, WY

2017-09-14T09:49:00-07:00July 10th, 2014|Wyoming|

Horses win the battle of wits over cows, and seem toenjoy herding, as long as there are no massive bulls around.Bonanza!  From the left, "Little Joe" Mary Ann,"Ben" Mike, "Hoss" Sue and "Adam" Dan.Being a city [...]

Monkey business at Red Reflet

2017-09-14T09:49:00-07:00July 8th, 2014|Wyoming|

Mike takes aim with a sophisticated cross bow.  This was target practice, but our buddy Bob uses it for elk hunting.Seeing the canyon from upside down on the zip line!Mike's sister Mary Ann may look innocent, butshe [...]

Grand Teton Wildlife

2017-09-14T09:49:04-07:00July 28th, 2013|Wyoming|

Doesn't this make you want to break into a chorusof "Home on the Range"?  We did!In Jackson Lake Lodge meadow, a moose cow and her calf having a leisurely breakfast.Our bear cub spot - quick!  Get the [...]

Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons

2017-09-14T09:49:04-07:00July 27th, 2013|Wyoming|

Under one of the four famous Jackson Hole arches. The local Rotary Club maintains the arches, each of whichhas about 2,000 lbs. of antlers, which elk shednaturally each year.  Kudos to the local Boy Scoutsfor collecting the [...]

Yellowstone’s True Colors

2017-09-14T09:49:04-07:00July 25th, 2013|Wyoming|

The aptly named "Beauty Pool"This butterfly was a little too curious.Different bacterial thermophiles living in thepools create the vivid colors.Emerald Spring looks inviting, but the wateris about 181 degrees.  Superheated water coolsas it reaches the [...]

Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful

2017-09-14T09:49:04-07:00July 24th, 2013|Wyoming|

Mammoth Hot Springs, next to Yellowstone, is hot water sculpture in overdrive, forming travertineterraces steaming with sulphur scented springs.Boardwalks are used, not only to protect naturalresources, but to prevent people from scaldingwater and slippery surfaces.We're not professional bird [...]

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

2017-09-14T09:49:04-07:00July 23rd, 2013|Wyoming|

Once the gates were opened, in ran the grizzlies.What you can't see is a large ditch between thespectators and the bears.  It was unnerving to seethem run directly at you with no fence!At the West [...]