Three glorious days and nights at 9000+ feet near the Medicine Wheel in the Big Horns. Thunder & lightning, Porcupine Falls, Bucking Mule Falls, negative ions energizing all my cells, deep blue skies, sunsets, wildflowers bursting with vitality, rich greens, crisp air, vast vistas and deep canyons confounding any sense of scale.
For Bucking Mule Falls, keep going past Porcupine Falls turnoff until the road deadends into a parking lot. Bucking Mules Falls Trail is 2.5 miles to a lookout down across a canyon to the falls. All of these roads are well maintained - I did them in my Volvo XC90 - just a few washboarded areas. The trail down to Porcupine Falls is very steep but perhaps only about 400 yards long? The Bucking Mule Falls trails is more gradual. Both are probably above 8000 feet . . . Robin and I had two different maps for this area - a Gazeteer and the other brand that is like the Gazateer. Neither of them was quite correct, but . . . there were a lot of friendly people on 4 wheelers willing to point out directions!
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