The whole inappropriate comment thing was stuck in my mind, all day, July 19. I was soothed a great deal, though, by the beauty of Shell Falls, and the delightful meal at Elk View Inn, which is all by its onesies, about halfway between Powell and Sheridan, in north central Wyoming. I also got to check the Web, and take my medicine. As I’ve said elsewhere, the worst thing I can do to someone, in my own head and heart, is to hurt their feelings. I had thirty years of sensitivity training, and it’s second nature now. I still feel terrible about this, my friend.
Elk View Inn, though, tried its best to help me feel great again, and it got me through the day. So did some fine scenery, from the top of Shell Canyon (below), to the foot of Medicine Wheel Mountain.
Rounding the corner, at the top of the canyon, I encountered a juvenile moose, enjoying a meal.
After lunch, I found my footing, in the foothills of the Bighorn Range, about three miles east of Medicine Wheel. Some volcanic outcroppings graced the scene.
Medicine Wheel Mountain is visible, from these outcroppings.
The base of Medicine Wheel Mountain, though, is largely high desert scrub.
I was, however, psyched to drive to the Forest Service parking lot, and go to Medicine Wheel, for several minutes of prayer and homage. God knows, I needed it, and needed to offer it.