Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Monday, July 30, 2012

Kayaking The Big Horn River & Cody, WY

We spent Sunday morning doing pretty much nothing, then decided to take our kayak down the Big Horn River.  We knew it would be pretty calm because mainly tubers went down the river.  After shuffling the truck and car, we put in at Wedding at the Waters landing (that's the furtherest you can go before being on the Wind River Reservation and then you need a guide) and planned on taking out at the Hot Springs State Park.

We got started in our Sea Eagle kayak.  We weren't sure how many miles we were going, the rv park had told us, it took the tubers 4 hours.  It was a beautiful sunny day, about 90 degrees.

As we began, the first of seven bridges we would go under came into sight.

There were 7 other tubers that began when we did. We quickly passed them and were by ourselves until we got closer to the state park.

We passed these beautiful red cliffs.

As we were floating, we passed this deer eating the leaves while in the water.  We just floated by and it looked at us for a moment and then just kept eating, a great nature moment!

We floated down to the state park making the 7.4 miles trip in 2 1/2 hours.  It was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Today, we traveled 90 miles to Cody.  We stopped in at the Visitor's Center and found out there will be plenty of activities to fill the week that we will be here.  Stay tuned, more to come. :)

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