Traveled 291 miles from Gothenburg, Nebraska

We’re finally boondocking again! We’re staying outside Laramie, Wyoming in the Medicine Bow National Forest. The drive in was interesting because the weather was nice but everything was kind of smoggy and smoky. I couldn’t really see very far into the distance. I checked the weather and it turns out the wind was blowing the smoke from the Colorado and California wildfires into southeastern Wyoming.

The area I’m camping in is massive and I had trouble picking out a site, mostly because there were so many choices. I ended up picking one that’s in a great location but isn’t exactly a great RV site. It’s large but incredibly unlevel. I ended up having to put blocks on the back tires to raise the rear end up so that I could drop the tongue jack all the way to the ground. It looks goofy but it gets the job done.

leveling

I’ve already noticed this is going to be a really good spot for viewing wildlife. There’s a group of four cows that have been just wandering around my campsite. I’ve also heard there are moose in this area so I’m hoping to see one of those. I’ve already started to see tons of new birds that I’ve never seen before, like this Clark’s Nutcracker.

clarks nutcracker

There’s definitely going to be a lot to explore here!

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Campground
Name Pole Mountain Area
Hookups None
Nights 12
Cost $0
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Tags loop3 boondocking

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