|The rolling green hills these horses are frolicking on spread for hundreds of miles to the East of town.|
|Bronze of an angry rancher...|
|...catching a sheep thief in action.|
|Longmire Weekend was celebrated our first weekend in town.|
Craig Johnson, on the float, has written a series of novels set in the Buffalo area that has been made into a Netflix series.
|Sheep ranching was big business in WY at the turn of the century and sheepherders wagons|
like this one are seen all over town.
To add some variety to our daily exercise, Hans negotiated a very good deal for us on a one month membership at the local YMCA. We've been able to play pickleball again and take a few exercise classes on the days we don't feel like driving up to the mountains to hike.
|Pickleball with the locals!|
One of our favorite things about Buffalo is the Clear Creek Trail System. It's 17 miles long, much of it along beautiful Clear Creek (that lives up to its name), with several distinct sections. Trail maps are available at the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce.
There's the town section that is convenient and includes a bit of Main Street and the local City Park. There's the meadow/pasture section that has wide open views to the Bighorn Mountains as well as the sweet sounds of Clear Creek and opportunities for bird and wildlife watching. There's the forest section, our favorite, that runs for about four miles among ponderosa pine and cottonwood trees on natural trail surface. And there's the Heritage Park section that gives us a nice four mile round trip walk from our RV park with both prairie and wetlands views.
|Clear Creek Trail: pastures on one side, Clear Creek on the other, Bighorn Mountain views to the West.|
|A unique looking bovine seen along the trail.|
|When we first started walking Clear Creek Trail these flowers were bursting in bloom everywhere!|
I can't find them online...does anyone know what they are called?
|The forested section of the trail is almost four miles long.|
|Built in 1914, this was Buffalo's second power plant.|
H. P. Rothwell, a German immigrant who financed the plant, indulged his love of European architecture.
Buffalo gets a lot of RV traffic being along highway 16, said to be the easiest and most direct route to Yellowstone from the East, so there are several RV parks to choose from. We are very happy with our choice, Deer Park RV Park, where we've got a nice big site and views of wildlife right from our yard.
|We have a site in the long term section of the park, with lots of space between rigs.|
|This is our view in the other direction.|
Every day we see pronghorn, deer, turkey and horses in this meadow which separates us from I-90 by at least a quarter mile.
|We see about 7 or 8 pronghorn every day in the meadow.|
More to come from Buffalo, WY...stay tuned!