Diverting west from Lander is County Rd 131, which climbed over 1000′ elevation through a series of switchbacks into the South Shoshone Nat’l Forest. Another 5 miles of dirt and we saw home – the spruce-guarded blue waters of Fiddler’s Lake.
The dark back of the Blue Ridge Fire Lookout. About 1.5 road miles and a 1/2 mile hike up, I missed the trail in the dark and settled for a climb up a companion granite spire to catch a purply sky.
We climbed to the broken down redoubt the next evening for a fantastic and super-cheap date night!