You have died from dysentery. I've always been obsessed with the Oregon Trail, growing up in Wyoming and spending hours of my elementary school years playing on the game on those gigantic floppy discs. In fact, I credit my microbiology degree choice to the Oregon Trail game, as I was an overly curious (if not… Continue reading Wyoming Explored: National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
The highest cartwheel in Nebraska on December 18, 2021 On this episode of "Heidi stumbles into a random Saturday adventure..." we visit the highest peak in Nebraska! Okayyyy, "peak" may be overkill. Also, I've known about Panorama Point for awhile, and always planned on doing a 120 mile bike ride out there sometime from Cheyenne.… Continue reading On Top of… Nebraska!
This way to adventure! What is an outdoorsy girl to do when its in the low 30's, windy, and spitting snow? Hike, of course! It has been many years since I've done the Turtle Rock Loop at Vedauwoo, a spectacular place in the eastern Medicine Bow National Forest between Laramie and Cheyenne. I arrived to… Continue reading Wyoming Hiked: Turtle Rock Loop
It's interesting growing up and living with nuclear missiles in your "backyard." I always known that southeastern Wyoming was loaded with them - it's FE Warren Air Force Base's job after all - the base is one of three strategic missile bases in the U.S. There was always that morbid knowledge that this region was… Continue reading Wyoming Explored: Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility State Historic Site
September 13, 2021 All good things must come to an end... my 2021 "big adventure" and my week of avoiding my "real life" was over and it was time to pack up camp and head back to the opposite corner of Wyoming - an eight hour journey! (Wyoming is big, and Yellowstone is NOT "in… Continue reading Caldera Tales – Day 8: Steamboat Point, Lake Butte Drive, & Sylvan Pass