Spear-O Featuring Two Science Retreats This Summer

(Gillette, Wyo.) Ernest Hemingway once said: "There are two places I love: Africa and Wyoming." The Spear-O Wigwam in the Bighorn National Forest is home to a 16-acre campus owned by the Northern Wyoming Community College District. Since the 1920s it's been a natural retreat for people like Hemingway. This summer, Sheridan College will be hosting two 5-day Natural Science Pack Trips, designed to educate participants about the challenges of living in the alpine zones. On July 9th - 13th, and August 28th - September 1st, curious members of the public can take a horseback ride to Beaver Lakes Field Station, a remote location in close proximity to the surrounding Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. They'll spend several days delving into three major areas of study: Bighorn Mountain History & Folklore; Alpine Wildlife & Vegetation; and Geological Formation. The Mountain Campus team will provide the horse and saddle, food, and sleeping arrangements. You bring your best riding boots and a sense of adventure. To sign up, contact Barbara Yardas at (307) 674-6446 ext. 2202. The cost of the trip is $1600 and is open to the general public. #dally #county17 #news