Hello Fellow Travelers. I went to visit with a friend down in the southern Bighorns over the Labor Day weekend and thought I would post up some photos in case you are curious what that part of the world looks like. Turned out to be a 500 mile loop - two days and one camp night. Come on along if you have nothing better to do. You probably already know, but for those that don't the Bighorns are an island of mountains located in north central Wyoming. Roughly the same size as their cousins to the east, the Black Hills, but much more rugged. They don't seem to get a ton of tourist traffic through them, but they are certainly the playground for the locals. So the morning arrives and first off I need to check things out before I get too carried away and leave my comfortable perch. Looks like a bluebird day with only a little haze from the fires in the west. I feel your pain my western brothers – you suffered quite a loss this year. It will be generations before your forests are restored. This photo shows the other mountain ranges looking south from Billings – the general direction I am heading. And of course the obligatory one, for insurance purposes I guess. So it's wheels up with a wave from my hot wife and a nice Fleetwood Mac mix in my helmet. Here is a shot of the west side of the Pryor mountains. Interesting fact about these guys – the surface that you see used to be underwater and was later raised up in some calamitous event. This has caused for some fantastic canyons to be eroded and formed. It is way off the usual beaten path, but if you are ever in this area I would recommend taking Wyoming state highway 37 north out of Lovell to Devils Canyon Overlook, which is the east side of the Pryors, and take a look at the Bighorn Lake canyon – if I remember correctly it is 1000' above the water. You will also pass through the BLM Wild Horse Preserve. The 60 mile long reservoir is a National Recreation Area and is spectacular – water is about 200 - 300' deep, shear cliffs rising out of the water, no boat friendly shoreline to speak of, two boat-in only campgrounds, several floating toilets, lots of bear, and home to one of my anchors. It sees very little use and you can easily disappear here. So if you are into wild horses or high overlooks, this may be your spot. Goosenecks doesn't have much on this place. Next on this magical mystery tour is Sheep Mountain, because I am constantly being asked “Wobbly – what about Sheep Mountain”. Ok, actually no one has asked me about this. But in case they have always wanted to, here it is. Worthy of a couple of photos and a road-side sign. Moving on - the next stop is the town of Greybull, well, Hawkins & Powers Aviation Fire Tanker Museum to be exact. I have driven past this place for a hundred years and have never taken the time to stop and check things out. Today is that day. The aviation shop and tanker base shut down 15 years ago but they keep this little museum going. Some may find it a bit underwhelming, but I like these old folksy museums. I see they have the same riding suit as me.