Monday July 31, 2017 Continental Divide Trail Wyoming
Posted at Rawlins Wyoming
Great Divide trail going south
We left the motel area this morning after doing some shopping and gassing up our rigs.
We got on this dirt road and followed it a long ways.
It’s big country and we went by these cows.
Visited a ghost town
We stopped in at this ghost town for a look, but I’ve forgotten it’s name.
We left the ghost town and cruised down this road with the high mountains in the background.
Graders make the roads smooth
Most of the roads today were in pretty good shape thanks to these grader guys.
No direct route down the trail
There isn’t really a four wheel drive trail down the Divide. We are more or less following the bike route which jumps from road to road keeping our leaders busy trying to keep us on the Divide.
We also visited this more modern ghost town. We didn’t stop but drove through it.
And passed by this old mine on the way out of town.
Oil is where you find it
Later in the day we came up on these oil pumps at Oil City out in the middle of no where.
Need a camp for the night
We were thinking about finding a camp around three in the afternoon in this area.
We didn’t see too many antelope in this area which looked like a real good antelope area. We did see a couple of them and here is one of them as it started away from us.
Not too far from the antelope Marty found us a camp here when we got back on the Divide Trail.
We are up on top of things and it’s real windy and some light showers are hitting us on and off just before dark. There’s a bit of lightning and thunder around us, but not too close.
The group is huddled there by Marty’s van to get out of the strong wind as the afternoon thunder storm forms around us.
Afternoon thunder storms
We were watching a big black cloud near us most of the afternoon and just as the sun went down, the cloud started to move over us picking up the wind and dropping some light rain on us.
This is what the big black cloud looked like as it moved over us.
The wind finally died down just after dark and it’s real nice out now.
Old ghost towns peak my curiosity. I can’t help but wonder do the people who left ever venture back? What did they leave behind? How long ago were they deserted. Neat to see in your pictures. That is one nasty black cloud!