Originally Posted by Too tall
Ray, I lived in Rock Springs for a while and know those mtns. like the back of my hand. That is a wonderful part of the world and 110% not for newbies. Darn you, now I'd dreaming about going there and setting up camp
You did not 'live in Rock Springs'... you EXPERIENCED Rock Springs, Wyoming.
During the Wyoming Boom and Bust oil industry, you would see signs along the streets of Wyoming towns... HIRING. Especially for CDL drivers of heavy equipment. Men or women.
Two, five, ten drilling rigs with their rigs lit up like Christmas Trees as far as one could see. (Eye glasses, help.) Not just for lighting... but so those bringing supplies... can find them at night. A small Dexter Rig #35 along a gravel road was now a main access road... now just another dusty, wide road to the horizon.
(The younger employees did Oil drilling OSHA inspections... at NIGHT in the early 1970's. We could find them and catch them in the process of working their shifts. Four guys under 25, as the more mature, experienced staff were in Cheyenne, sleeping in a comfortable bed at home.)
During the day, they would see you coming and 'changed their mode of operation', somewhat.
This is how you get familiar with... nowhere and like to be set our Airstream campsite, half way to nowhere, and two thirds of the way to somewhere.
We would camp in our 2006 Safari and watch the activity from miles away. This is the American Spirit at work. Remote locations, great pay and all the work a young man can handle. With some planning, spend 24 months in your Airstream and there would be enough money to make something of yourself.
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