The Big Ride – Diversity is key…peak to peak with a corral or two! (Spearfish Canyon Sd and Big Horn National Forest, Wy)

I had mentioned in a previous blog that after leaving Rapid City, South Dakota, I rode through Spearfish Canyon.  It seems that route was just the beginning of more spectacular things to come.  Yay for me!

Before I tell you about all of the other great riding I’ve been doing, here is the video I promised of my ride through Spearfish Canyon on my way to Sheridan, Wyoming:

What followed ended up being pretty spectacular.  The ride from Sheridan to Cody took me through the Big Horn National Forest.  It sounds like it would be a bunch of trees but that wasn’t the case.  The road took me to the top of a couple of very spectacular mountain ranges including through an amazing canyon.  The vistas were breathtakingly beautiful.  So much so that I ran my GoPro camera dry before the end of the day and missed filming some of the most spectacular views.  What an amazing ride that was.  The magnificence of the incredibly awesome red canyon walls on this ride will stay with me forever.

Here’s are a few photos followed by a short clip of what can only be described as a spectacular ride:

My day started off by pulling up in front of a store that sold Kettle Corn.  What a great start to an incredible day!
My day started off by pulling up in front of a store that sold Kettle Corn. What a great start to an incredible day!
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One of my favorite snacks

Kettle Corn

From here it kept getting better and better!

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Overlooking Big Horn National Forest
Overlooking Big Horn National Forest
Entering the Big Horn National Forest in Wyoming - Highway 14
Entering the Big Horn National Forest in Wyoming – Highway 14

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Big Horn National Forest - Approaching the canyon on Highway 14
Big Horn National Forest – Approaching the canyon on Highway 14

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Big Horn National Forest
Big Horn National Forest
Big Horn National Forest - Amazing ride through the canyon
Big Horn National Forest – Amazing ride through the canyon

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Big Horn National Forest, Wyoming - Riding through the canyon
Big Horn National Forest, Wyoming – Riding through the canyon – it was breathtaking in all of its magnificence!

After a great day of riding I finished up the day by taking in a dinner show at the Cody Cattle Company followed by the local rodeo.  Yes you read that right.  It’s been a few years since I last attended anything like it, but I must say it sure was a lot of fun! Here are a few photos from my evening out on the town…or should I say in the corral.

Dinner and show at the Cody Cattle Company before heading to the rodeo!
Dinner and show at the Cody Cattle Company before heading to the rodeo!

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Dinner and show at the Cody Cattle Company with the local cowboys
Hanging out with the local cowboys in Cody Wyoming

Then I was off to the rodeo to watch a few cowboys and cowgirls strut their stuff.

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Here are few additional photos of things that caught my eye.

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Downtown Cody, Wyoming
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The famous Irma Hotel…where the evening gun fight is held and everyone is guaranteed a good time…yee haw!
Local art work
Local art work
Been there...done that :)
Been there…done that 🙂

From here I’m heading to Yellowstone Park to look for Yogi Bear! Stay tuned 🙂

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Bonnie St Julien

Bonnie St Julien provides personal development and professional leadership coaching and mentoring, to support individuals who aspire to make a positive and meaningful difference in who they are, in what they do and how they do it. Bonnie is an accredited certified Coach and a certified Professional Behaviours (DISC) and Driving Forces (Motivators) Analyst, with over 25 years of public sector management experience, including as an Executive Director. In addition to her professional experience, Bonnie has overcome a number of personal challenges, providing her the determination and inner strength needed to get though whatever life hands her. Bonnie is also an avid motorcyclist who embraces life and lives it fully! Calling on Bonnie's extensive professional and life experience, individuals who work with Bonnie are transformed through the coaching process by gaining self-awareness and by taking incremental concrete action steps to achieve their desired goal and create meaningful and sustainable results in their lives, their work, their organizations, and their world! If you are looking to transform your life, Bonnie is the coach for you!

2 thoughts on “The Big Ride – Diversity is key…peak to peak with a corral or two! (Spearfish Canyon Sd and Big Horn National Forest, Wy)

  1. Hi Bonnie, ….Tobie and I rode thru Spearfish Canyon both ways , last year while at Sturgis . Thanks for the video great reminder of how beautiful it is .

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