Casper, Wyoming Arrival – and Departure

Hello – and goodbye – from Casper, Wyoming.

Casper, Wyoming arrival. Thanks Melissa for taking my photo
Liong says howdy. I met fellow traveler Liong pedaling his bike up the road. He left New Jersey 30 days ago.

The mules and I arrived in Casper Tuesday evening. We hope to set out toward Muddy Gap today.

Muddy Gap’s sort of a misnomer given that it’s smack in in the middle of Wyoming’s best dusty dry land. The good news is we’re traveling along the Platte River for a good portion of the run there.

The Week in Photos

Here are a few photos of this week’s jaunt from Douglas to Casper.

In to a dry land
Back east, the mules feasted on fescue and alfalfa. In Wyoming they’re getting less picky. Here Cracker eating Russian thistle – aka tumbleweed.
Camping at Bixby river access
Brick slaking her thirst in the Platte River at the end of long day. So far, I’ve been able to water the mules twice a day at spots we can access the river.
Cracker and Brick bickering under a cotton wood tree we camped under. The tree was so big around I had to tie a rope around it like a belt. Then I tied the mules to that rope.
Groves in the bark of that giant cotton wood.
Which future do you want? Here the Dave Johnson coal plant outside Glenrock, In the background a windmill farm. Note the plumes of particulate matter spewing from the white chimneys.
Look closely and even in this dry land, you’ll fine something to eat. Here, wild gooseberries found growing under a cotton wood tree.
Day’s end

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ji liong
3 years ago

Howdy,my friend? i’m Liong the guy from NJ we met in Wyoming outside was an experience of a lifetime never forgotten that whole trips and moments i met you,,thanks for this lovely posting
just wanted to let you know i’m well and still kicking,,however i’m no longer living in US anymore i was Deported on the day i was traveling home on Amtrak,jIled 3 months,now i’m’ in Indonesia
it’s been 9 months total from the day of my release
i miss US and my friends there
but i also grateful for US allowing to live ghete for 19yrs,it’s bittersweet but,,lifec hoes on eigher there or here
whenever your foot planted there you have to look up the sky and lives dwell beneath its
3 months in ICE detention is no Fun at all
i met and heard alot amazing story told me by my fellows detainess
they come from all over corner of the globe,yet share same faith and goals
to have the American Dreams(mine was taken forcibly) i was on Amtrak train when ICE get aboard the train that was pulled at Buffalo,NY station on 25th september 2019
then they took me to ICE detention in Batavia,NY
spend 3months there
then on January 9th 2020 they Deported me

since then,my life it’s not the same anymore

so,my friend if you’re happen to visit Indonesia(JAkarta) be sure to look me up

my #+62 0811-1236871

happy Adventures my friend i wish you well and strenght si you may keep traveling with your two best friends
they’re the best ever a man can have…


Sue McBride
4 years ago

So glad to learn you made it to Independence Rock today. There is good shelter there for the night! I agree with Christian about your great photos—especially the moon shot! Really enjoying your posts about your travels through Wyoming.

Deni McIntyre
4 years ago

Hey, Bernie! We’re going to be at the A Bar A next week. Don’t know where you’ll be by then, but it would be great to get together.

Christian Harberts
4 years ago

So much fine photography! I particularly like the moon above the silhouette of the cottonwood tree… The best camera is the one you have when you need it. From there, its just a matter of keeping your eyes and mind open.

Look forward to more!


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