The Dogs of 5150′

The only thing us locals might love more than Casper’s mountain, river and wide-open spaces is exploring them with our furry friends. And when you stop and think about it, it’s pretty amazing the places we have right in our backyard to roam with our dogs.  So, I made a simple request, Casper. I asked to see your dogs. And you freakin’ delivered.

They hike.

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Ike taking a stroll on Muddy Mountain. Photo by Wendy Jo McCroskey

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Casper is the Total Package

Other than a few years at UW in Laramie, my entire life has been spent in Casper. If you would have asked me in high school whether I would still be living here at 30 I would have quickly replied, “No way!” As most of the youth in our city probably do, I spent much of my adolescent years complaining about how boring Casper is and how there is never anything to do. I often fantasized about where I would end up once I had the ability to move on to bigger and better things. Colorado? Virginia? Maybe I could even take a shot at living in another country!

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