Lone Writer and Happy Jack camped at the top of a grassy ridge. They were overlooking the valley where the Green River flows on the east side of the hogbacks. Their camp was about 2,000 feet higher in elevation than the bridge where this story started. Portions of the Green River and lakes formed by its flow were visible from the camp.
A camp for Lone Writer and Happy Jack leaves no trace. Both of the Nissan Xterras were parked beside the trail with the front ends facing west. Lawn chairs were the first to be unloaded. They were placed behind the Xterras facing east. Lone Writer also has two small tables that are placed on either side of his chair. One table holds the cook stove and the other is used as a place for plates and drinks.
Since there had not been a campfire at that location before, they did not make one. Happy Jack ate one of his prepared meals. Lone Writer started out with a dinner salad covered in ranch dressing. He followed that with a couple pork chops cooked on a camp stove. The meal was finished with a can of fruit cocktail. Both of them ate their meals while admiring the scenery across the valley floor where the Green River flowed.
The road connecting to La...
The road connecting to La Barge Creek road travels through a scenic canyon along a streambed.
The night was clear and the sky was full of stars but neither traveler lasted very long after the sun went down. They do not use tents so the back end of the Xterras become bedrooms. They moved things around a little and made beds using lawn chair cushions. It is nice and cozy no matter what the weather does. When they left in the morning, nothing remained to indicate they were ever there.
In August, the flowers were...
In August, the flowers were blooming.
There are times when the road...
There are times when the road is traveling down a stream and other times when it crosses back and forth.
The deepest water crossing...
The deepest water crossing is La Barge Creek. In August there was not a lot of water in it but it might be more of a challenge earlier in the year.
The Xterra Pro-4X driven by Lone Writer was provided by Nissan. Tires are provided by BFGoodrich. GPS and mapping software is provided by DeLorme. For more information, visit www.Lone-Writer.com or email LEH@Lone-Writer.com.
|Navigation: GPS Positions
|This trip begins south of La Barge, Wyoming, or north of Kemmerer, Wyoming, depending on which way you arrive. The first position below is between the two cities on Highway 189. Most of the name references used are not marked on the route. They were obtained using DeLorme Topo North America and using GPS logging.
||Turn on Muddy Creek Road going west off Highway 189.
||The road crosses Muddy Creek and then takes a turn to the North until it connects to DeLaney Creek.
||The road crosses DeLaney Creek and begins a gradual climb up the ridge.
|N 42 12.0070
||The road runs along the top of the ridge for a while. The elevation is about 8,600 feet with a great view to the east.
|N 42 12.9889
||W 110 28.7945
||We turned right at this intersection so we could connect to the La Barge Creek Road. Before doing that, we spent several hours exploring the roads going left. Lots of beautiful mountain country.
||This intersection is La Barge Creek Road. Turn right to complete a loop back to the starting point. Turn left to enter the Bridger Teton National Forest and eventually connect to Highway 89 north of Geneva, Idaho.