Independence Rock Retired-geezerRetired geezer in Casper, WYPoison-spider-roadI spent a lot of time on this road. Great name, huh?Weird-cowI have no idea what this animal isPet-cemeteryI have no idea what the story behind this sign isAntelopeI see antelope multiple times a day now, usually bounding across the roadMuddy-crossingThere was still a lot of mud on the road after last weekends’s rains.CattleMore cattle crossings. They get very cranky when I try to pass through them, mooing up a storm. They probably aren’t dangerous, but they are very large.Prospect-hillView west from the top of Prospect HillPony-express-prospect-hillPony Express marker at the top of Prospect HillTrail-swaleMarked trail ruts on Pathfinder RanchPathfinderPathfinder Ranch, huge landholder in the Independence Rock area.PuddlesMore puddles. Many of these were lined in white crust, signifying alkali, I think.Lost-trailI lost the trail here through Pathfinder Ranch (which is kind of ironic). If the bike and looking for tracks.Independence-rock-eastIndependence Rock from the east.Independence-rock-westIndependence Rock from the west, where the visitor’s center and rest area are.Independence-rock-campMy camp, across the highway from Independence Rock. Trucks and RVs stayed in the rest area all night, but tents aren’t allowed.