Something that I had always wanted to see was the Medicine Wheel in the Big Horns. It is high on a mountain, so the area is covered in snow most of the year. Places like that are special to me because there is such a short window each year to see them completely uncovered.
We drove to the parking area and the ranger on duty greeted us with a smile and the offer of ice water. After filling the kids water bottles, the ranger told us to have a nice hike..."it's 3 miles and up hill both ways". Of course we laughed and headed on our way. Uh....he wasn't kidding. The path goes up and down, up and down...while steady climbing higher until you reach the top. Add to that the thinner air and I was wishing I exercised more often :)!
The view at the top was beautiful. So quiet and peaceful.
On the drive back through the mountains the kids spotted this moose. He was fun to watch for a while...