When at our cabin, there’s no phone service, so if we want to make a call, we have to walk to the “phone booth”, high on a ridge where we can look out over a good part of eastern Wyoming. A satellite phone will work, but being without phone service is one of the joys of vacation there.

The walk to the phone booth is a bit over a mile each way, but at 7200′ and in the mountains, it’s not like a walk in the park. Additionally, there are attractive nuisances in every direction. My method is look down, look out, look down, look out; repeat often. If you wander off the path, it doesn’t matter, just keep heading in the right direction. Let’s go!








Stunned by beauty, home. Let’s try to figure out what all those flowers are. Tea anyone?

for Jo’s Monday Walk

  1. Sue says:

    Oh, wow, what a place!

  2. Tish Farrell says:

    A truly marvellous landscape. I’m in love with all your flowers. Especially the first yellow ‘daisies’. They are rather reminding me of an English herb elecampane, but a dwarf version (my allotment version is around 5 feet tall).

    • We’re usually there in August and there aren’t as many flowers then, so it made this visit even more special. There had also been lots and lots of rain which helped as well. The biggest flowers I’ve seen are between 1 1/2-2 feet.

  3. Su Leslie says:

    Utterly beautiful Janet. What a terrific place to relax and recharge.

  4. Dan Antion says:

    A cup of tea, a book and a comfy chair in that setting – that’s perfect.

  5. marianallen says:

    Wow! As attached as I am to my phone, I believe the only reason I’d walk to the phone booth is for the distractions. I’d probably forget to use the phone, once I got to the “booth”! What a gorgeous place!

  6. What a beautiful trek to the phone booth 😁 Are your first flowers colts foot? I’ve never seen them in real life but that was what popped into mind when I saw your pic.

  7. restlessjo says:

    Lovely to be able to just switch off from it all. Nothing I like better πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thanks, Janet!

  8. Leya says:

    A totally relaxing walk, Janet, thank you for taking us! Fantastic landscape – lucky you…and you don’t have to ask twice for company on that porch. ;-D

  9. de Wets Wild says:

    I think you are just using the need to make a phone call as an excuse the go wandering through the hills, Janet!
    I would!

  10. Lignum Draco says:

    Down and out in Wyoming. Such a beautiful place. Who cares about making the phone call? πŸ™‚

  11. slvrhawk2014 says:

    It is always the “attractive nuisances in every direction”, that make every journey, short or long,incredible! What a beautiful space between you and a phone.

  12. Best phone booth walk I’ve ever seen. πŸ™‚

  13. I’ll take Down and Out in Wyoming with Janet for $1000 Alex. What a gorgeous walk to the phone booth. I’d be headed that way every day and wouldn’t even need to make a phone call.

    Have you identified most if not all the flowers yet?

  14. Resa says:

    Sweet place! Great pics!

  15. thirdeyemom says:

    Lovely Janet! πŸ™‚ Hope you are enjoying your summer.

  16. Looks like the best place possible to get disconnected. You definitely made the most of that opportunity. Beautiful!

  17. I don’t think anything could get me out of that chair, beautiful place

  18. There’s something so special about being disconnected from most of the world, especially when immersed in our planet’s natural beauty. We also learn to pay even closer attention to our surroundings!
    \Lovely images, and it’s a feeling of peace from loitering here and enjoying your view of the world!

    • Great to hear from you, Lisa. How’s the move going? I love being disconnected from the usual life and immersing myself in nature for a time. I’m glad you were able to visit and enjoy a short visit to one of my favorite spots in the world. πŸ™‚


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