This old fisherman dude drove up to our camp spot the other night in a beat up old bronco with a bandoleer full of bullets draped across his passenger seat. Massive chains holding up the front grill. Completely covered in mud & dust. He walked over to us with a 44 magnum revolver at his hip and a tin of copenhagen dip in hand. 😵 Not gonna lie, a little freaked out at that point.
He asked if it would be ok to fish at our river spot. He’d fished here last week and got some rainbow trout. He went back and got a Budweiser and then proceeded to take out an old beat up Folgers coffee can and pulled out some worms. He told us there were brown mink and some beaver that lived across the river from us and where to look for them. He looked like Sam Elliot in the Big Lebowski. I swear you can’t make this shit up.
I know we’re in Wyoming now. Welcome to cowboy country I guess!? 🤠🐎 🌾
#throwbackthursday to some fun times in Bald Eagle State Forest during the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival
9 6721 May, 2020
This was maybe one of our most favorite explorations yet. On Sunday we came down some country roads and found Tongue River Canyon in the Big Horn National Forest in northern Wyoming with dispersed camping along a dirt road leading to a trailhead and fishing spot. We camped along the river for a couple nights and hiked into the canyon one day. About 9 miles surrounded by huge limestone walls (and great rock climbing spots!), the trail followed along the river for a few miles then we went deep into the forest and some beautiful open meadows. We hoped to spot some bighorn sheep but all we saw were deer and yellow bellied marmot and one crazy huge elk carcass that was relatively fresh. Guessing it was taken down by a mountain lion?
15 9621 May, 2020
Monday night from our street, so ominously beautiful. I always get stuck at this spot on the way to the market, standing on my van roof taking pictures. My neighbors think I’m a tourist. 😂😉 💙☁️ #cloudscape#forestserviceroad
First mountain bike ride in 15 years, 8.3 mile climb, took me 1:22’41 to get to the top and less than 30 min to get back down. The smell of campfires, the sound of the river, and beautiful views made for an awesome ride on FS 58. #mtnbike#forestserviceroad#specializedbikes#camelbak
3 2410 May, 2020
Pics from our explorations around Keechelus Lake and the roads heading up to Stampede Pass and Lost Lake. We even had a brief moment of being stuck in some crusty snow. Cleared the snow buildup with a shovel and pulled out with the new lockers. Hadn't aired down and didn't have to use my wrench. Looking forward to exploring further once the sketchy snow is melted out.
Nothing I love more than escaping to forest services roads. With a quick look at a map, I usually will just drive and drive until I end out on the hwy again. With no service on my phone and no noises but the crunching of my tires. Its my favorite activity, always searching for the next camping spot, some dead fall to pick up or a new place for shooting. #middleofnowhere#barefoottravels#forestserviceroad#olympicnationalforest#washington
We drove 2hrs north to try and make it to the natural hot springs and got about 45mins away and then our little Chevy cavalier couldn’t take any more of the logging road. 😂 We ended up camping here along the lake. It was still nice 👍🏼 #explorebc#harrisonlakebc#forestserviceroad