Yesterday's main activity was to hike up to Harney Peak. Harney Peak is the highest peak east of the Rocky Mountains and west of the Pyrenees Mountains in Europe at a summit height of 7242 feet. Modern day use of the peak was for a fire lookout station. The first non-native Americans to explore the area occurred in 1874 during an expedition led by General George Custer.
|Fire Lookout Tower at summit|
|Bighorn Sheep along Rt 16-A|
|Little ones being protected by Momma|
|To the left of the tunnel|
|Notice the rock separation above|
|Pay attention to this one!|
Did I mention that there is always something to see along the roads. The signs are definitely posted for a reason in this area.
|Trail head for Harney Peak Trail|
|See, we were actually there!|
|Looking up from the pump house|
The man made dam was created atop the summit to provide water (via the pump house) to users of the lookout tower.
A couple of collages of the views from the top.
|Lunch time on Harney Peak|
Thanks for dropping by to take a look!