In Wyoming, the majority of land is publicly owned (state, Forest Service, or Bureau of Land Management). Hikers, runners, mountain bikers, horseback riders and other trail-lovers could probably spend every day of summer trekking on Wyoming’s two-tracks and paths but never see them all.
The closest mountain trail to us is about 40 miles away, but we’re only 5 miles from a plethora of desert paths and dirt roads frequented more often by pronghorn and wild horses than by people.
I went there to run some desert hills last Saturday, but the luminescent bouquets of Wyoming Indian paintbrush (Castilleja linariifolia) glowing from the east-facing slopes kept distracting me from my intended workout. You can see why!
“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” –PSALM 16:11 (AMP)