Bureau of land management wilderness study area (BLM WSA)- Sweetwater rocks complex
Hunting at the top of mountains. With all the trappings of a high elevation, severe country sheep hunt, the Sweetwater Rocks WSA complex offers a rugged landscape for the intrepid explorer. This moon like outcropping of granite boulders and sparse country is what is left from one of the oldest mountain ranges in the west. Time; while having sunk these giants into the sage steppe has not erased the ancient feel of this place. Habitat for mule deer, antelope, the occasional elk, and many of the deserts unique creatures makes this submerged mountain range a prime place for the backcountry hunter. While almost entirely surrounded by private land owners, many of which are incredible allies of the conservation of this place; the Sweetwater Rocks complex is accessible to the determined sportsman or woman. The rich history of place, the uniqueness of wildlife, and the remote and often alien feel of this stretch of habitat makes it a gem amongst BLM lands.
Sweetwater Rocks WSA Complex is under a process of review from local stakeholders who are part of the Fremont County Wyoming Public Lands Initiative ( fcpli.com ). This county based, multiple use representing group, is working towards a recommendation of designation for this landscape. While a unique opportunity exists here to take part in a national level designation of a local place it will only be of favorable outcome if the public land users step up and engage. The next meeting will be on Monday September 28th at 6pm at the Fremont county court house in lander Wyoming. These meetings are open to the public with public comment opportunities.
If you are in #FremontCounty be sure and mark your calendar for this fun event put on by the #fremontcountypublichealth . This baby shower is FREE and open to the public. We have donated a stroller/travel system for one lucky winner. Swipe left to check it out!!
I now know why people travel all over the world to see a total eclipse. It's by far the coolest thing I have ever seen! The whole experience from the birds stop chirping and the odd mid-day silence, the 360 degree sunset, the totality it self...unreal! Thanks for being in the path of totality Lander, Wyoming! I think I have just become an Eclipse chaser!?
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Sorry for the swearing. I was pretty surprised just how incredible it was!
Part of why I captured photos on the Rez. I knew that crime existed. I knew life was hard on the Rez. I wanted to also show the beauty of the land. How it was on the reservation. To learn more about the Indian culture. I discovered a lot of neat places for photos. My good friend she took me out on Rez this summer. When I was home for an extremely short trip.
The movie Wind River, is coming out today in movie theatre.
I use to live right next to it.
It is based off of Wind River Reservation!!!!
I have taken many photos of the Rez. The Fort Washakie side especially.
I took this photo this summer. Above Fort Washakie. On the Wind River Reservation.
FB ~ #nathanwinograd
Lori Winner, a Pueblo, #CO , city council member is #defending the #killing of animals at the local shelter by hiding behind #PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), an agency that has called for the mass killing of all #pitbulls , the round up and killing of community #cats , which has a history of stealing animals to kill, #routinely kills healthy kittens, and in fact kills the vast #majority of animal it takes in with no effort to find them homes: https://goo.gl/Gr4XFP. 😡
Pueblo has come under fire from animal lovers in the community, and other city council members, because--like PETA--it kills animals in the face of readily-available lifesaving alternatives it simply refuses to implement. To defend this cruel status quo, Winner has penned an OpEd in The Pueblo Chieftain attacking those who demand better by claiming they are ‘hateful’ and ‘negative’ and suggesting they should applaud PETA and the Pueblo pound for the killing that they do. After all, she says, both the people at PETA and Pueblo Animal Shelter love animals despite killing them. Killing, however, is not an act of love. It is an act of #violence .
Moreover, while PETA often claims that all the animals it kills are “suffering,” records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services contradict this claim. Those records demonstrate that PETA acquires young and healthy animals and kills the vast majority with NO effort to find them homes: upwards of #96 % of the thousands of animals it annually takes in, while adopting out only 1%. By contrast, there are open-admission, municipal shelters throughout the U.S. including those in Colorado, with live release rates as high as 99% of the animals, despite taking in more animals than PETA and doing so on the tiniest fraction of PETA’s millions in wealth.
Nurse Kirstie hosted our first Prenatal Class out of our clinic in Riverton today. If you would like to attend one of our free Prenatal classes give our office a call to sign up. #riverton#fremontcounty
There's still time to register for the Ice Cream Freeze Off happening Saturday at 4 p.m. on the Cottonwood Arena. Participants can join us the day of the event as well but giving us a heads up before the event will allow us to prepare with supplies. Call The Ranger today at 856-2244. #lightupthenight#rivertonwy#fremontcounty#fremontcountyfair @fremontcountyfair #icecream#wyoming
This state is so gorgeous. Living is harder there in some ways- the cold can be tough, but the majority of the days are sunny. It's remote but the local shopping is usually really fun. This magnet is in my shop!Swipe to see some pics I took off the beaten path in Wonderful Wyoming. More in my story! Who else has been? I want to see your pics! #MagnetsUp#wyoming#wyomingskies#county10#fremontcounty#vintagemap#mapmagnets
CDT day 77 • July 20th • mile 1773.2 to 1793.5 • 20.3 distance (this post contains multiple photos): I had a good breakfast at my hotel, said goodbye to Spindrift as he's taking a zero in Lander, and got a ride back to the trail with a guy I met last night at the restaurant, so nice not to have spend the time hitching out of town. I got on trail at 11:30AM.
After 200 miles and six days in the Great Divide Basin today was a welcome change to the Wind River foothills, after a brief bit of dirt roads it joined a real trail through woods and over small hills, with frequent streams of cold water. The Basin was interesting in some ways like the herds of antelope and wild horses, but it was also hot and monotonous, so I'm glad to be back in trees and mountains.
I stopped for lunch and a little after that an intense thunderstorm started, very heavy rain and some close lightning strikes. The storm continued for a couple hours before a bit of clearing, with the occasional peek of sun. I stopped for the night on a small ridge, tarp camping with rain likely overnight.