Last night we decided along with Pete and Jo to head out this morning at about 10:30am to the area of the Outlaw Cave and The Hole in the Wall (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). After our morning routine, we packed lunches, cameras and ourselves into Pete and Jo’s jeep and headed west of town. I posted a few photos of the red bluffs yesterday and we were back into some more amazing country today.
We drove up this road for a ways and didn’t see the campground until we returned to the main road. We saw some grown over electrical posts and that was all there was of it.
An old log cabin and it was for sale.
We continued on in our search for the Outlaw Cave.
We passed through the Hole in the Wall Ranch.
The remains of an old silo.
We finally arrived at the Outlaw Cave access area and campground. We talked to a few people camping there to try to get some additional information and we pretty much decided to just look around, eat our lunch and continue on our way. Like I said earlier…this is some spectacular country.
Pete and Jo posing behind their jeep.
This arrow to the Outlaw Cave is pointing down…about 1000 feet down…which means about 1000 feet up on the return trip…with the temperatures in the 90+ range it was a no go!
We believe this next photo is looking down at The Hole in the Wall.
We returned to Kaycee for a well deserved ice cream and the local grocery store. Once that difficult task was completed, we took a self guided tour of the Hoofprints of the Past Museum. After that I paid a quick visit to the Rusty Spur to pick up a Chris LeDoug “20 Greatest Hits” CD…rather than a worn out tape of Chris LeDoux…for those of you familiar with Garth Brook’s “Much Too Young (to feel this damn old)”.
There was quite a bit of memorabilia of the past at the museum…along with an old antique or two.
Okay…I’m not very good at keeping secrets, and I’m sure quite a few of you know that Dennis and Carol Hill have sold their Dutch Star and have ordered a new RV to be built to their specifications and it won’t be ready for a couple of months. If you follow Dennis’ blog, you know he was recently in Kaycee for a rodeo before heading back to Maryland. He’s being very secretive as to what he has on order, but I’ve decided to let his secret out of the bag. So….you can see why it won’t be ready for a couple of months….enjoy your new RV, Dennis and Carol!
We’ve had a very enjoyable stay in Kaycee. Our cell phone signal has been very less than desirable for phone calls, and our Millenicom jetpack MiFi has been working much slower than we would like, but the people in this town our fantastic. Although it has a population of only a little over 250 people, there is a tremendous amount of history here and the people are doing a fantastic job of promoting it. We’re leaving in the morning to continue toward Yellowstone National Park, but I’m sure we’ll be back here next year to look around some more.