Everybody knows that Cody/Yellowstone Country is about rodeo (every night in June, July and August), history (Buffalo Bill Cody founded our town, for gosh sakes) and handsome cowboy musicians (you know to whom I refer). It’s the things that catch people by surprise, however, that truly make my day.
Let’s talk about ice climbing.
That’s right, we do not have to go far to find the largest concentration of frozen waterfalls in the continental United States. The region surrounding the South Fork of the Shoshone River holds that distinction.
Plenty of people here in northwest Wyoming do not even realize just how good our ice climbing is. Sure, they have seen their share of people pulling into town in their Subarus and bumper stickers showing off various national parks and adrenaline-inducing activities. They usually know more about the various frozen ascents than I do.
This brings up some questions.
Why do we have so many frozen waterfalls?
When you think about that giant caldera to the west of us, it starts to make sense. Our region is comprised of porous volcanic soil that allows for easy water seepage. The mountains receive large amounts Read More