Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cowboy and trapper houses

I suppose a cowboy may still sleep with their saddle as a pillow if they have to, but more likely there is a remote cabin to keep them out of the elements and away from bears.  (Yes, there are grizzles in the Wyoming mountains—more on that later)

Here is an example

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A sturdy little cabin with a wood stove.  I am sure the fence is to keep the horses nearby.  Water is from an enhanced spring.

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This is another.  Our hostess, Donieta found numerous arrowheads chips in this area at one time.  On our way back through, there was a rock hunter this day.

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One day we ate lunch at a cabin that our hosts, Donieta and Kenneth knew the name of the family once living there.

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The cabin had nails for hanging probably hides and a mud roof.

IMG_1186  These boots were a nice touch.

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Wiggins Fork River was only a few feet away.

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It snows early in these mountains.  It would be a hard life to live year around in any of these places.  Beautiful settings in the summer, though.

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