March 16, 2011

Cowboy Corral

Can you see the old corral constructed of juniper trunks and limbs?
Steve, Coco and Daisy are standing in the middle of it.
Here are a couple of views from the last few miles of the Spur Road:
We rode 14 miles (28 round trip) down the Spur "road" to reach this view.  We stopped driving when the road got too bad for a horse trailer, and the 14 miles of riding didn't take us all the way to the northeast end of the Spur overlooking the Green River.  Time constraints, lack of water, and generally tired explorers called out "enough" for one day. 
A high clearance 4WD can probably negotiate all of this old road safely, but we didn't see anyone trying it.  Then again, we didn't see anyone else trying it on horseback, either!


  1. G'morn Janie ~ So love our travels with you ... just beautiful country that I personally would never see since I don't go out investigating the land, well.

    Thank you for bringing me a part of this fabulous country, to enjoy thru your eyes & travels.

    Happy St. Paddy's Day ~
    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  2. When you are out in the boonies its best to know when to stop.

    Great shots. Nice eye to spot the old corral.

  3. I don't think you'd ever see too much traffic out there. Beautiful views.

  4. Hola.
    Tiene un blog fantástico, las fotos muy guapas.

    Les paso los míos por si quieren darles un vistazo. Saludos cordiales.

    390 Fotos de España 1

    Fotos de flores 2

  5. Glad you got as far as you did... We have been on some pretty bad roads before while searching for waterfalls... Sometimes I put on my BRAKES too... ha

    Beautiful pictures... Interesting corral. Bet there aren't many left like that...

  6. 28 miles seems like a heck of a long ride. Daisy probably walked almost twice that much. Interesting coral and Awesome scenery.

  7. That's an austere landscape for sure. Interesting to run in those old landmarks of those former homesteaders.

  8. While the old cowboy corral is interesting, the landscape is absolutely fascinating. It's stark and beautiful at the same time.

  9. That's a very cool cowboy corral! Good eye.
    You are quite the explorers! I wouldn't want to stop- just beautiful and amazing landscape!

  10. Those views are magnificent!

  11. I have to agree with Gaelyn! I am thinking 28 kilometers and then realize it is miles which equals
    45 kiometers which equals a sore butt which ever way you calculate it! Thanks for sharing Janie!

  12. I've said it before, I'll say it again: You guys are die-hards. So lovely to see your views!!

  13. Nice corral but...."don't fence me in..." love the view.

  14. Those views are simply amazing.

  15. Interesting corral, that's a cool picture. Lovely view!

  16. When I think of how crowded our cities are, it's hard to imagine there are huge expanses of land where sometimes there are only two people, two horses and one dog.

  17. Wide open vistas! The ride on the Spur Road looks spectacular!

  18. This is a great series of posts, Janie--outstanding scenery, right out of a John Ford film.



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