Shell Canyon, Wyoming

September 1, 2017   We stop for fuel in Greybull and pick up some ice before heading out. We travel for a while before starting to climb, yet again, in elevation, and we come to Shell Canyon. What can I say about Shell Canyon other than WOW! Decently wide two-lane road gives way to a narrow two-lane road that slithers like a snake through this beautiful rock canyon … with no place to stop and take a picture until we burst out at the end of this short drive where there is a large dirt viewing area. I take a few photos of mountains, but that canyon. Wow.

The boys get a bit of walkabout and I feed them their evening meal before we tackle climbing the switch-backs to the top where there are plenty of places to pull over.
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It’s getting late and we must find a place to park for the night at least, but a few days would be even better. Not only are we weary of driving, it’s Labor Day Weekend and I don’t want to be on the road.
Our first attempt is a campground a mile and half off the main road back down into a canyon. It’s full. On the way back to Highway I decide to check out the picnic area we passed coming in. Maybe, if no one is around we could sneak in a night here. Not a soul is around, but I catch movement out of the corner of my eye and it’s a moose! A little to the left is more movement and it’s her calf! I get some shots of them from inside the vehicle and decide we will move on and not disturb them.

We travel on to find a place to camp for the night. The day is getting old, but adventure isn’t through with us yet. To be continued …

Thank you for following 2Dogs’ adventures!  Hugs, Shawna

Author: 2DogsTravel

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I am a full-time traveler, retired from a lifetime of different occupations, traveling the country with my two little dogs, Fries and Charlie B; The Chiweenie Brothers. You never know where you might find us, but if you do stop by and say hi . . . If you can get past the two best watch dogs in the universe! Happy Trails!

2 thoughts on “Shell Canyon, Wyoming”

  1. Wow, just WOW! What a drive that must have been. It was hot here then but 40 this morning on the pine tree thermometer….Temperatures are getting better! Got about a gallon plus nectarines off my tree about a week ago and the apples are getting about ready. Still getting some squash and tomatoes. Don’t remember if I told you. My grand daughter did fairly well with her pig at the fair, in spite of the heat. Stay well and enjoy the journey..Hugs.


  2. Glad to hear your temps are moderating. Wish it were here. Yesterday temps in low 90s and humidity probably 70%. Yucky!!! Today … Hot, less humid, but wind is screaming; hard enough that I got off the road by 10:00. That’s a lot of plums by the way! Enjoy!


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