Oregon Trail Ruts, Wyoming




It is fun to think of the treks these folks had to take ...that their wagon wheel trails are still there today. A very eerie feeling. A storm was brewing, We high tailed it out there!! Beth ( :

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Can you imagine being caught out in that storm with only a Conestoga wagon for shelter?!
TexWisGirl said…
amazing they still exist today!
William Kendall said…
Back then if you moved out west, that was the last your family would ever see you. Beautiful shots!
eileeninmd said…
What an amazing sight! I can not imagine riding on the old wagons across the country! Great shots, Beth! Enjoy your day!
Stephanie said…
Neat that they still exist. Love that last grassy shot.
Ruth Hiebert said…
Great photos,but a wise choice to get out of there before a rain hits.
Missy George said…
Not a way I'd like to travel..Nice pics..
Michelle said…
Wagon Wheel trails? How cool is that?!!!
Linda Kay said…
I'm with you trying to imagine the hardships for folks back in the days of covered wagons and such with wild guides to get them to their destinations.
Oh how neat is that?!?
Cheryl @ TFD said…
Oh, I'd love to see the ruts! I just can't imagine how they did it. I've driven through the mountains and just can't fathom how they made it with a team and wagon. Great photos, Beth!
Rose said…
If you only knew how many books/memoirs/diaries I have read of real people going west. I don't know how they survived. Loved seeing these...
Maggid said…
I have read limitless times about deep ruts in ancient Roman roads . . until this very moment, i never considered people doing the same in our national story . . gives me goosebumps just to consider all the people, with their life stories creating the ideal of Freedom . . . . wowzer. Thanks. (You So Totally Rock!)
EG CameraGirl said…
I cannot imagine traveling across the continent in/on or walking beside a covered wagon! Very HARD!
I think the trails are fascinating and would love to see them some day. You sure do get to tour the country- lucky!!
barbara l. hale said…
Love these posts from Wyoming. In the total scheme of things, this wasn't all that long ago.
Judy said…
Wow, the ruts would be so awesome to see and travel on for a bit. You are visiting places I would love to see.