After a long – but good – day of showing properties to prospective buyers, its always good to see the beautiful Big Horn Mountains. They were called the “Shining Mountains” by the Native Americans for the bright snow-capped peaks along the 70 mile mountain range. This photo was taken after leaving Worland and I’m on my way to Ten Sleep and on up over the mountain. While I’m up there, I always keep an eye open for a herd of elk or a moose or two in the willows.
FYI – The Big Horn National Forest extends over much of the Big Horn Mountain Range. The mountain offers a great diversity of uses. Wintertime recreational pursuits include snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing and even sledding. Warmer weather opens the country up to fishermen, wildflower and birding enthusiasts, ATV & ORV-riders, hikers & backpackers, trail riders, and campers. Special attractions in the Big Horns include historical and archaeological sites such as Medicine Wheel National Historical Site, guest ranches, and the communities located at the foothills. And lastly, autumn brings the much anticipated elk, deer, and antelope hunting season in the forest and on private, federal, and state lands throughout Wyoming.