Recently I acquired a couple hundred acres of Wyoming land for gold prospecting purposes. The claim is in the Oregon Buttes area on the Southern edge of the Wind River Range. My first day out was just a survey trip, walking the boundaries and generally getting to know the lay of the land. I was alone all day and never witnessed another soul. It was so peaceful and I felt as if I had taken a step back in time. Elk and deer were everywhere and I got some good pictures of a bull elk that was watching over my every move. I scared myself a bit when while walking through some sage brush I spooked a deer that was in hiding. I am not sure who was scared more, me or the deer! It was no more than 3 feet away when it bolted and I never saw it laying there. When my heart finally slowed down, I started to focus on the rocks on the ground to identify areas that may contain gold, that’s when I spotted this little Horned Toad. He probably knows where it’s hidden. Can’t wait to come back with my shovel and get to work.
This article was written by timchilcott