Travel in the United States: Bridger Wilderness, Wyoming

This big, blue planet we call home is full of wonderment and adventure. Natural beauty surrounds us and at any given fork in the road lies surprises, the unexplained, the undiscovered.

The Bridger Wilderness and in effect the Bridger-Teton National Forest are, simply put, some of the most amazing scenery, hiking and camping in the state of Wyoming. Don’t get me wrong, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons are both awesome. But if you want to get away…to feel as if you are a speck in the universe…to recharge…and not mess with the crowds and traffic of two of the most popular national parks in the United States, then you may want to consider Bridger. There is dispersed camping as well as the ability to back-country camp. There are 600 miles of trails that extend throughout the 428,169 acres of mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, forests and plains that make up part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It also holds Gannett Peak, at 13,809 feet, the highest mountain in the state. Get outside, watch the sun rise, sit by a campfire, hang out with friends, watch the milky way trail across the night sky, see America and all of its beauty…