Hole-in-the-Wall Country

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D850
370044/100000 sec. / ISO 64
Nearest Area
Johnson County, WY
Town
Kaycee, WY
Brief Directions
Kaycee is located on Interstate 25 and is 45 miles south of Buffalo, WY and 65 miles north of Casper, WY. When you reach Kaycee, take the "Rest Stop" turn off. Drive about 1 mile westward on Mayoworth DR., then turn left on Barnum Rd. Drive about 25 miles and you will be in Hole-in-the-Wall country (HITW). Barnum Rd is paved until HITC and then it becomes a dirt road. The dirt road is in very good condition . . . very flat, with no washboard areas.
Description
I went to this area with a friend of mine who is a professional photographer. This was my first time here, but he has been here many times. This is a great area for using a drone, and I have seen many of the shots my friend has taken with his drone . . . you really get a feel for how long this wall is. Hole-in-the-Wall is a remote pass located in the Big Horn Mountains of Johnson County in northern Wyoming about 25 miles southwest of Kaycee. The name Hole-in-the-Wall is more accurately described as simply a route through the seemingly impassable red wall. The red rock of "The Wall" stretches for miles and miles for as far as one can see in either direction. The site was used frequently from the late 1860s to around 1910 by the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, a group of cattle rustlers and other outlaws that included the Logan brothers, Kid Curry, Black Jack Ketchum, and Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and other desperados met at a log cabin in the Hole-in-the-Wall country, which has been preserved at the Old Trail Town museum in Cody, Wyoming. The area was secluded, easily defended because of its narrow passes, and impossible for lawmen to approach without alerting the outlaws. Eventually, the site faded into history, with gangs using it less frequently. At its height, it featured several cabins that gangs used to lie up during the harsh Wyoming winters, and it had a livery stable, a corral, livestock, and supplies, with each gang contributing to the upkeep of the site.
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Date Added
June 4, 2021
Date Taken
May 30, 2021