My weekend included a picnic in the Bighorn Mountains. It is an incredibly beautiful and scenic drive.
By Medicine Mountain is the archaeological site of Medicine Wheel. Since it was a three mile hike on foot we had to pass that up this time but it is on our list of things to do in the future. I would love to try hiking and camping in this area.
We stopped at Burgess Jct. and then proceeded down a back road. We picnicked along a small river and then enjoyed the sites.
One of the sites was this beautiful vista, complete with a moose!And later on we came across a moose cow with her young twins.
They made their way across the road. Mama moose found a great grazing area while her young'uns found themselves on the wrong side of a fence. They would pace back and forth, contemplate a leap over the fence, think twice and pace some more. They eventually crawled through the fence.
Our time in the Bighorn National Forest ended with a drive through Shell Canyon. It was indeed a perfect and beautiful day. I saw a total of five moose and some of the greatest pristine mountain forests in Wyoming. I will definately make a trip back here.