Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

The drive between Greybull & Lovell...Not much to see here

WY 37 takes us to Horseshoe Bend etc....

We've arrived at the marina...

Loved the colors & the reflections too...

Moving on to the Devil Overlook, wow!

Info board on the raptor's flying overhead....

This overlook is a cliff-top peninsula that allows for several views...

It's amazing how loud this speedboat sounds up here!

Larry, looking over the other side...

I like the rock formations here...

It's only been seconds since the last speedboat pic, he is moving!

Pretty cool dead tree pic!

Heading back down WY 37 we passed the Wild Horses the signs...

The road ahead on 14A...

We do NOT recommend this road for any rig!

Awwww, such a pretty face...

View as we twisted & turned our way on 14 Alternate...Tough ride!

This guy slowed us down a bit!

A bit of info on the Big Horn Basin for you...

You don't look like a bighorn to me, lol...

After connecting back on 14 we passed this lovely red barn...Had to...


Continuing on with our journey, our Golden Age Passport gave us free entrance into Bighorn Canyon for our first stop at Horseshoe Bend to check out the marina and campground. The Horseshoe Bend Campground has two loops, with small, no hook-up sites intermingled with 19 larger electric/water sites. The electric sites are $15 per night, while the others are free. We saw a couple of rigs there today so there were plenty of open sites. As I'll mention later, I wouldn't want to bring our rig here. We took a walk down by the marina & noticed most of the floating docks have been pulled on shore. There was a sign posted on the closed office instructing 'someone' to turn the water off on September 30th. We're not sure what the Horseshoe Bend marina water level normally is, but it appeared to be quite low today based on the position of the lifeguard's chair. Pretty nonetheless.

From there, we traveled another 8 miles to the Devil Canyon Overlook. The focus of this area is the 71 -mile-long Bighorn Lake, created by Yellowtail Dam near Fort Smith. This creates a smooth-water "lake" which flows through a narrow channel of 1,000 - 2,000 foot cliffs. There is still a pretty good 'haze' in the air due to recent fires and the lateness of the afternoon did not make for 'terrific' photos. But they are still pretty nice! The overlook is completely fenced which is a good thing! There was only one other visitor & he left as we arrived. There was a speedboat 'hauling bu**' on the lake, made it fun to watch. We'd sure like to take the tour boat sometime. It's only offered on weekends & I'm sure is a great ride! Better still would be to launch our Paddleski for a couple of hours. Now that would be a kick! We enjoyed our stop here very much and were pleased to find several info signs to view in addition to the awesome view. Always makes it more interesting.

All too soon it was time to head back to U.S. 14A to begin our return trip home. Oh my, what a ride this is! Highway 14A is extremely steep, a 10-percent grade and more, is winding, has several hairpin turns, and many blind corners. This is a challenging road to say the least! I would never tow our rig up or down this road. To tell you the truth, I wish we had turned around after viewing Devil Canyon & returned to Lovell/Greybull. Even though the drive between Lovell & Greybull is 'boring' I would rather have returned on U.S.14 or even better still, U.S. 16 which would have taken us directly into Buffalo, skipping Sheridan altogether. Just my opinion.

We traveled over 300 miles today, burning out all of the 'bad diesel' and it appears to have worked. No more black smoke! The real test will be when we hook the 5'er up & start up a grade but we're feeling pretty good about it right now. We plan to visit the museum & the Occidental Hotel before leaving Buffalo & then we'll be heading up I-90 into Montana as we make our way to Yellowstone. We'll also be traveling south on 191, destination Island Park, Idaho, i.e. the west entrance to Yellowstone. But that will be a couple of days from now....We plan to visit the museum & the Occidental Hotel here in Buffalo before we move on. We understand they are both great!



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