A Landing a Day

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Dayton, Wyoming

Posted by graywacke on July 1, 2009

First timer? In this (hopefully) once-a-day blog, I have my computer select a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48). I call this “landing.” I keep track of the watersheds I land in, as well as the town I land near. I do some internet research to hopefully find something of interest about my landing location. To find out more about A Landing A Day (like who “Dan” is and what the various numbers and abbreviations mean), please see “About Landing,” (and “Abbreviations” and “Cryptic Numbers”) above.

Dan – Well, I mean, really. I can’t get too greedy, so after 5 USers, here’s an old-fashioned WBer . . . WY; 64/56; 6/10; 5; 157.4.

A new river, the North Tongue; on to the Tongue (3rd hit); on to the Yellowstone (45th hit); on to the Missouri (328th hit); on to the MM (691st hit). FYI, the North Tongue is the 1018th river in whose watershed I’ve landed.

Here’s my landing map:


I landed up in the Bighorn Mountains. Note the series of hairpin turns in Rt 14 east of my landing. This is where the road winds its way from the high plains up into the mountains. Dayton is the only significant town near my landing; as you can see, it’s right at the foot of the mountains.  By the way, this is my third Dayton landing; the first, of course, OH; the second in WA.  Anyway, here’s a broader map, featuring Dayton:


As is my wont, here are a couple of back-in-the-day shots of Dayton. First, drawing of Dayton in 1905:

dayton 1905

And this, of downtown somewhat later (given how many cars there are!):


As is also my wont, here are some picturesque shots of the Bighorns. First, this view looking west from just outside of Dayton:

from dayton looking west

Here’s another shot of Rt 14, as it gets up into the mountains west of Dayton:


Here’s yet another shot of Rt 14, this time looking east from just west of the Bighorns.  Note that you can see the road clinging to the mountainside in the distance.

rt 14-_Approaching_Bighorn_Mountains

Here’s a spectacular shot. All I know is that it’s somewhere in the Bighorns:

somewhere in the Bighorns



© 2009 A Landing A Day

One Response to “Dayton, Wyoming”

  1. Loser Son said

    I’m sure a tenured geologist like yourself will have reasons disagree, but i think that the third to last picture looks somewhat reminiscent of the delaware water gap.

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