July 2010 Ranger Programs at Bighorn Canyon
Rangers at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area have a variety of campground programs and guided tours planned for the month of July on both the North End of the park and the South End of the park. There is a program for everyone this month. Times vary depending on the type of program. Please mark your calendars for these July programs:
July 2 The Uranium Meet at the Bighorn Canyon Visitor Ranger John Kissner
Walk Center at 7:00 PM
July 3 The Undiscovered Horseshoe Bend Campground, Ranger Jim Staebler
Jewel loop B Amphitheater,
July 3 Bears in Bighorn Afterbay Campground Amphitheater, Ranger Jessica Joyce
Canyon, Beware 9:00 PM
Be Aware and
July 4 Hillsboro Tour Meet at Barry’s Landing Parking area, Ranger Kathryn Wiggins 10 AM
July 9-10 Crow Skills Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center WNPA
And Trade Friday Events 11AM - 6PM
Fair Saturday Events 9AM - 6PM
July 10 More Than Meets Afterbay Campground Amphitheater, Ranger Margaret Joyce
The Eye: Wildlife 9:00 PM
July 17 Bad Pass Trail: Horseshoe Bend Campground, Ranger Kathryn Wiggins Now and Then loop B Amphitheater,
July 17 Yellowtail, Afterbay Campground Amphitheater, Ranger Richard Godin
More Than Just 9:00 PM
July 18 Ewing/Snell Meet at the Ewing/Snell Ranch Ranger Christy Fleming Ranch Tour House at 1:00 PM
July 24 On Being a Ranger Horseshoe Bend Campground, Ranger Jim Staebler
loop B Amphitheater,
July 24 Hidden Mysteries: Afterbay Campground Amphitheater, Ranger Margaret Joyce
Secret Place of 9:00 PM
July 25 Hillsboro Tour Meet at Barry’s Landing Parking Area, Ranger John Kissner 10 AM
July 31 A Slice Through Horseshoe Bend Campground, Ranger Jim Staebler
Time loop B Amphitheater,
July 31 Voices of the Past: Afterbay Campground Amphitheater, Ranger Jessica Joyce
My Family and 9:00 PM
A new Cell Phone Tour has been developed by the Bighorn Canyon staff for the Mason Lovell Ranch east of Lovell, Wyoming. Visitors can pick-up at map at the Cal S. Taggart Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center or out at the ranch. This cell phone tour is free but cell phone plan minutes do apply. There are seven stops along the tour averaging 1 minute 49 seconds in length. During the tour visitors will hear the story of one of the most prominent ranches in the eastern Bighorn Basin, of how the M-L cattle grazed across an area stretching from Thermopolis to the Crow Reservation in Montana and learn why it is a significant part of our nation’s history. Visitors can take this tour at any time.
If you have questions about the July programs, need directions or arrangements made for accessibility, please call Christy Fleming at 307-548-5404 or Chris Wilkinson at 406-666-2351 in advance.
Did You Know?
Fort C.F. Smith, was the most isolated of the posts which guarded the Bozeman Trail. Active from August 1866 to July 1868, it was under constant threat from the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne tribes during Red Cloud’s War. The U.S. government was forced to abandon the fort and trail. Some historians have called this conflict, “the first war the United States ever lost.” More...