Sculpture outside of the National Historic Trail Interpretive Center, Casper Wyoming
Mormon Wagon on ferry barge which proceeded the Platte Bridge. Fort Caspar Wyoming.
Evening flock of geese from tent a few miles west of Casper
Emigrant Gap, where the Oregon trail leaves the Platte River Drainage. Wyoming
Sandstone artwork along “Avenue of Rocks”, a minor landmark of the O.T..
“Avenue of Rocks”, along the Oregon Trail through Wyoming.
Bone scattered. Oregon Trail east of Prospect Hill.
Heading west along the Oregon Trail west of Prospect Hill Wyoming.
Levida Hileman and her husband. She is the author of the book “In Tar And Paint: The Inscriptions at Independence Rock and Devils Gate”. It details the history behind many of the 800 plus inscriptions on Independence Rock. They were driving this section of the Oregon trail and stopped to talk for a long while.
Independence rock reflected in Lake Playa. There are over 800 emigrant signatures carved into Independence Rock. It got it’s name because the emigrants hoped to reach the rock by 4th of July to ensure snow free travel over the Blue and Cascade Mountains later in their journey.
Lake Playa. Across from Independence Rock. Wyoming.
Emigrant signature in Independence Rock appropriatly etched on July 4th 1850. There are over 800 emigrant signitures carved into Independence Rock. It got it’s name because the emigrants hoped to reach the rock by 4th of July to ensure snow free travel over the Blue and Cascade Mountains later in the journey.
Martin’s Cove, location where the Martin’s Handcart Company sought shelter from a blizzard on October 19, 1856.
Devils Gate, an important landmark along the Oregon Trail.
Jack, Martin’s Cove Wyoming
Mormon Handcart at Martin’s Cove Wyoming.
West of Martin’s Cove
Swale of Oregon Trail near Split Rock Wyoming.
Sandy section of the Oregon trail heading towards Split Rock. Wyoming.
Split Rock along section of the Oregon Trail which today runs through private property of Sun Ranch. I was belatedly given permission to walk through.