A Stratospheric Find

A couple of days after our Wind Cave NP excursion, we wanted to take the dogs on a nice hike. So I googled for hiking trails and found one called the Stratobowl Trail. It was about .25 miles from the campground and about 1.7 miles one way. Sounded like a good candidate – easy hike with a view. Continue reading “A Stratospheric Find”

Guernsey, WY

Welcome to Guernsey State Park (GSP). GSP is both a reservoir and recreation area located outside the small town of Guernsey near the eastern Wyoming border. It began in 1927 as a reservoir when the Federal Bureau of Reclamation built a dam on the North Platte River to provide the area with hydroelectric power, flood protection and irrigation water to farms. Later, during the 1930s, the Bureau of Federal Reclamation, the National Park Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) would combine their knowledge and resources to develop the reservoir into a multi-use recreation area as well. A recreation area which we are now using as our jumping off point to state and national historical sites, landmarks and monuments. Continue reading “Guernsey, WY”