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Less than half a mile off a road in the Bighorn National Forest.
Tankgunk and his sister.
We drove up into the forest after work and gave it a shot. This time we took a (slightly) better camera and went during daylight, so the pictures are actually worth something.
It was about a half hour drive to the edge of the forest, and then another hour long drive to the "road closed" sign on Forest Route 227. Spent a bit of time backtracking, and ended up driving down a larger road to the head of Forest Route 226. About 2000ft from the hash point, we left the car on the other side of a stream and headed out along the road on foot. Fooled around with the camera, took pictures of the stream running along the road, etc. About the time when we were right across from the hash point, we realized that we couldn't cross the stream safely. It looks tiny on all the maps and satellite imagery I'd looked at, and it isn't terribly wide, but it was rather deep and rather swift. We could have gotten around it at a fork near the spot where we parked, but it would have taken too long; we were out of daylight. Still had fun though, and we got some cool pictures while we were driving home.
| tankgunk earned the "Mother Nature's Bitch" Consolation Prize
| tankgunk earned the My kingdom for a boat consolation prize