Monday, October 1, 2012

Casper Mountain Camping

This past weekend was the last time for camping in Wyoming, or so we believe due to the snow and cold due to arrive later this week.  So with that in mind, we decided last minute to make the most of the last weekend of Summer weather.

Friday evening started off with light rain as we set up camp.  It was no bother, however, as the precipitation is much needed after a very dry Summer.  After establishing camp, we took a walk in the light drizzle.

Aspen grove
Saturday morning brought gorgeous sunlight to Casper Mountain, warming the day up nicely.  After a morning of driving around the east end of the mountain to view the SheepHerder Hill Fire damage, we later hiked the trails.  Casper Mountain has a large cross country ski trail system that is available to hike, bike, & horseback ride in warmer months.  Also another short but beautiful trail is the Braille Trail that follows Elkhorn Creek.  The colors were almost past peak but still spectacular for leaf peeping.  After hiking, it was time to relax and enjoy the sights and smells of the forest, to relax and enjoy time away from life's stress.

On Sunday, it was time to pack up and head back to reality, but not before enjoying a leisurely breakfast and coffee time.  After packing up camp, we took one last walk before heading down the mountain.

It was a lovely, relaxing weekend.  Having a mountain nearby makes for a camping trip close by yet far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Strube Loop

SheepHerder Hill Fire, east end of Casper Mountain burn area


  1. Nice post Kelli. You did a great job with your first one.

    1. Thanks for your help and cheerleading along the way.