We are really gaining an appreciation for the whole Free city park stay. Our first experiences with this were in traveling the back roads of Texas. That in itself (traveling the back roads) is something that we enjoy. Having places to stop and stay within the limits of a small town or city that we can explore and give our business to just adds that extra something that we’ll even go a tad out of our way for.
Lander City Park is no exception. It is quiet, clean and sits next to the Popo Agie (pronounced Poh-poh-zsha) River.
The weather was iffy while we were in Lander. It alternated between rain and sun so we alternated between exploring the city and taking a drive in the rain to Sinks Canyon. By this point we had lost count on how many canyons we had seen in Wyoming and were not so sure we were ready for another one.
We hadn’t even gotten to the meat of the park when we realized that we were DEFINITELY ready for another canyon! Each canyon has its own personality and special characteristics but Sinks has a secret.
Well, although researchers know where the river enters and exits the time it takes to run the quarter mile is longer than it should be. This indicates that the river travels through a series of (unidentified) cracks and fissures and, one could speculate, potentially a greater distance than a quarter of a mile. Who knows?
It was hard to tear ourselves away but eventually we moved on from the ‘Sinks’ part of the park and drove the up, up, up multi-hairpin-turning road up to Frye Lake (the reservoir for Lander’s drinking water).
The paved road ran out only a few miles from the lake so we headed down the way we went up. With the blue sky making more of an appearance it was a brand new drive.
And that concludes yet another canyon experience for us in Wyoming.
NOTE: We’re way behind and trying to catch up. So, this is another two posts in one day - day. So, if you haven’t seen the one about Ten Sleep be sure to click ‘Older’ at the bottom right.