The scenery of the drive alone was well worth the drive through Meteetse, the Wind River Canyon, Thermopolis and down to Shoshoni. In town we used the rest rooms at a gas station / convenience store that was just jam packed with other people with the same idea. Then we drove just north of town and found a country dirt driveway to a field that appeared not to be used much, so we backed the truck into it (just outside the fence) and a good 40-50 feet from the highway. A Wyoming Highway Patrolman drove by several times and did not seem to mind our presence there, so we stayed.
We turned the bed of the truck toward the sun, opened the tailgate and put two deck chairs on the bed, and tied a beach umbrella to the step handhold for some shade, then waited for the grand event to unfold.
When it did we took photos with all three cameras... Mary's Lumix, Bill's Canon and Iphone7 (with solar glasses over them) except when the total sun was blocked. Then with the show over, we went back home.
Entering Wind River Canyon, just north of Boysen State Park
Leaving Indian River Canyon (in Wind River Indian Reservation)
and entering Boysen State Park
Dam at Boysen Reservoir Recreation Area
Entrance to Shoshoni WY
Everyone was coming into Shoshoni and no one was leaving.
This guy wanted to watch the eclipse too...
The above taken with Iphone7 and a solar lens.
This one above taken with Bill's Canon with no solar filter
The black ones below taken with Mary's Lumix
The below pan photos were taken with Iphone scanning as the eclipse reached totality. It was weird... it was still light outside though it started cooling fast. Then, as if someone had pushed the dimmer switch and lowered the lights to just before total darkness, though that darkness only lasted seconds then it started to return to light just as fast as it went dark.
People camping out some from the night before, now leaving.
In Florida Mile Markers are measured with one decimal. In Wyoming and Montana we have seen two digit decimals and sometimes even a mile marker sign at each end of bridges and culverts, but more than that, sometimes a mile marker about 30 feet away from another.
One of the seldom birds we see in flight that is not a vulture or a raven.
Old Trail Town (Re-creation of a historic frontier town) Cody WY