“An Easterner had a nervous breakdown.  Wyoming, with its wide open spaces and healthy pursuits, was prescribed as a cure.” - Clive Sinclair

Willow Creek Ranch in Kaycee, Wyoming is the site of the famed Hole in the Wall, a place where outlaws including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid hid out in the late 19th century. The term Hole in the Wall originally described a narrow trail over the wall of red rock. In 2017, I spent a few days at the ranch.

Three Amigos: Clint, Mike, and Barry.  This image was part of the “The Spirit of Wyoming” exhibit at  Sage Community Arts  in Sheridan, Wyoming in June-July of 2018. The juror honored it with the  “Best of Show” award .

Three Amigos: Clint, Mike, and Barry.

This image was part of the “The Spirit of Wyoming” exhibit at Sage Community Arts in Sheridan, Wyoming in June-July of 2018. The juror honored it with the “Best of Show” award.

Wyoming traffic jam.

Wyoming traffic jam.

“A horse is poetry in motion.” - Author unknown.

“A horse is poetry in motion.” - Author unknown.

My new friends.

My new friends.

Mike’s glasses rest on a bear skull.

Mike’s glasses rest on a bear skull.

The fourth generation of his family to work on Willow Creek Ranch, Ord Buckingham grew up on the ranch, and is a Wyoming treasure.

The fourth generation of his family to work on Willow Creek Ranch, Ord Buckingham grew up on the ranch, and is a Wyoming treasure.

“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” - Winston Churchill

“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” - Winston Churchill

“I would travel only by horse, if I had the choice.” - Linda McCartney

“I would travel only by horse, if I had the choice.” - Linda McCartney

“I don’t know if it’s just my age or the climate or the high altitude or some of those old-cowboy values rubbing off on me, but I’ve grown slightly mellower living in Wyoming. I think if you ride into the West on a high horse, you pretty soon end up in a pile of manure.” - Alexandra Fuller.

Photos © 2017 Bob Soltys All Rights Reserved