With our grandson with us, it wasn't the day to go up to Ft. Laramie and Casper and follow the whole trail across Wyoming. But I was glad to see Granger after Little America where the Mormon Trail comes up from the Green then skirts Church Butte crossing I-80 into the Bridger Valley.
Attempting to liken the pioneer experience unto us, I offer the following:
|Fort Bridger is an important rest and supply stop on the trail
|The wagons line up for the night. Orson Pratt's weather measuring devices can be seen in the distance.
|Our smaller wagon huddles close to the fort. One wheel hub appears to have been damaged in the journey.
|Waiting for the buffalo meat to roast. By his clothing, this may be an Elder returning from a mission to England.
|One young pioneer lad is pleased to obtain his own copy of the Fremont map.
|The skies are dark over the high plains of Wyoming. But the hope of Zion shines brightly before us.