Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Devil’s Canyon Overlook, Bighorn Canyon NRA

A. F. Litt: Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area &emdash; Devil's Canyon Overlook, Bighorn Canyon NRA

Devil's Canyon Overlook, Bighorn Canyon NRA
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. Montana / Wyoming. August 5, 2014
Copyright © 2014 A. F. Litt, All Rights Reserved

Photo of the Day by A. F. Litt:  October 8, 2014

According to the National Park Service, this is the “Grandest Canyon in the Northern Rockies,” featuring:

A landscape of sheer cliffs towering 1,000 feet above a ribbon of blue water. World class fishing and a place where wild horses still run free. Bighorn Canyon is a place where imagination meets reality. Bighorn Canyon has unrivaled recreation possibilities.

So I’m back to the summer trip photos today…  Hopefully back on track with mostly daily posting, as well.

This was one of the few “new to me” location we visited on this trip, and it was a nice one.  We didn’t know much going in, just saw it on the map and decided to go, and it was a great side trip.  We saw wild horses, old homesteads, and, well, the canyon you see above.

I’d love to find a pre-1967 photo of the canyon before the completion of Yellowtail Dam.  The river was still high enough for boats, but there was a bit more whitewater down there.  There are some interesting stories about the boat trip into some ranches that lie in the heart of the NRA.

But I need to keep things short today.  More material to explore in later POTDs when I have a bit more time (hopefully).


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