Eastern Mojave Vegetation Wyoming Highway 135, "Sand Draw Road," Wyoming  

Tom Schweich  

Home Page  Vicinity of Riverton, WY to US Hwy 287 at Sweetwater.

Other articles:
• WY Highway 136:   at WY 135;  

Junction: Wyoming Highway 136, "Dry Creek Road"
  Junction: Sand Draw Road



Other articles:
• Field Notes:   14 Aug 2011;

Locations: Wind River Basin.
Full Size ImageView of Wind River Basin from southeast rim.  

Wind River Basin Overlook

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View of Absaroka Range across the Wind River Basin
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Prayer Flags (?) at the Wind River Basin view point.
The Wind River Basin
The Little and Big Wind River flow east into this basin and bend north at their confluence where they join to Yellowstone River in Montana, which in turn feeds the Missouri River. This area served as a rendezvous spot in 1830 and 1838 where trappers and traders met to exchange goods.
Indians have also used this basin for winter quarters and successful hunting grounds. In 1864 a reservation was established to provide hunting for the Shoshone under Chief Washakie. Today 1.7 million acres of the basin make up the Wind River Indian Reservation, home to the Shoshone and Arapahoe tribes.



Other articles:
• US Highway 287:   at WY 135;  

Sweetwater Station

Junction: US Highway 287, Wyoming Highway 789
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Date and time this article was prepared: 3/17/2023 5:06:33 PM