Next, I took a old local rancher, and good friend, back to some of his old stomping grounds in southwestern Wyoming, where he used to try to make a living running horses. In the course of a morning, he showed me a medicine wheel on a high desert mesa, a box canyon which formed a natural corral they used to use to trap horses with, and an old hideout that Butch Cassidy used to use. In addition, I got to fly over some incredible rock formations in the Adobe Town area.
This is the mesa with the medicine wheel on top.
Here is the medicine wheel. (I also heard a rumor that the Boy Scouts put this up as a navigational aid to pilots sometime back in the 20s or so, but don't know which story is true. Dude, the old rancher, had never heard of the Boy Scout story, and told me all the really old timers referred to it as the medicine wheel)
Here is the natural corral--formed by the box canyon on the left. If you look close, you can see the old fence they built so they could swing the gate shut once the horses ran up the box canyon.
Here is the Butch Cassidy hideout. Hard to see, even from the air, but walls and roof are still standing. (1/4 of the way up the photo, just to the right of center).
Finally, the scenery was incredible.
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Burn the land and boil the sea, but you can't take the sky from me.