Roaming Wyoming

We've only been here in Wyoming for a short time and we can see why folks here are staunch advocates for their local places and spaces.  Over the weekend we joined Wyoming State Parks at Curt Gowdy for their annual Summer Outdoor Slam, where over a thousand people came out to fish, hike, bike, boat, and camp.

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The festival style event brought families in droves to try the rock climbing wall, demo mountain bikes by Specialized and Trek, learn how to fish, create art, try some BBQ, and speak with local land managers, outfitters, and shop owners.  The weekend focused on getting youth out in the great outdoors, and by all accounts was a huge success.  Through our activity, kids learned some of the ways to 'Camp Overnight Right', including that good campsites are made and not found.  We stayed an extra night here to ride some of the top notch biking trails, and were not dissapointed. Flowy trail, no crowds, rock piles, open range, and awesome user etiquette make this trail system a must visit.

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Yesterday we strolled the grounds where the infamous Butch Cassidy was incarcerated, at Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site.  That same afternoon we held a workshop with staff  and volunteers from the site, dicussing the triumphs and challenges they face while bringing some intrigiung history and a unique interface of ecosystems to the touring public.

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We'll have more to come about our adventures on the range... we visit C5 Youth Program tomorrow, and head out to Grand Teton Lodge for an action packed series of workshop sessions. Until then.

Recreate your recreation.

Mark and Tara