|Lodge Trail Ridge as seen from behind the picket at Fort Phil Kearney|
|The arid western side of the Big Horn mountains. |
It was 110 F
when we took this photo.
But the best part of research, by far for me, is actually visiting the places where the events in the planned novel happened (or will happen in your fiction). With out giving too much away, the new novel will be set in the Powder River country of what is now Wyoming. Here are some photos I took on a trip my wife and I made there this past summer. My lousy photography aside, it is truly one of the most spectacularly beautiful places in America, if not on earth. Sadly, you can see why men (and women) would fight and die to keep/claim it.