|Kelly Conroy descending from a ridge on BLM land near Lander, Wyoming, through the colors of early summer.|
When the grass begins to green up, and the rivers are high and muddy, mountain biking is a terrific Wyoming distraction. The state is laced with some excellent and challenging single track — check with the local US Forest Service, BLM office or local bike shop for more info. "Create your own adventure" rides that stitch together a network of old BLM roads on public land can make for a great day of exploring some of Wyoming's less-visited yet still-stunning landscapes - all within a short drive from home. Hotspots include the divide between Laramie and Cheyenne; Jackson, Dubois, Lander, Cody and Sheridan. Get out and ride Wyoming's trails today!
Russell Schnitzer is an award-winning photographer based in Lander, Wyoming, and ranging throughout the West. Recent gallery shows have been in Denver, Kansas City, and Jackson, WY with awards received for both color and black-and-white images. Publication credits include ESPNOutdoors.com, TU.org, TROUT Magazine, Patagonia (tm) catalogs, Fly Fish America, Fly Rod & Reel, NewWest.net, and several conservation titles. In addition to photography and fly fishing, Russ happily resides in rural Wyoming with his wife, Kelly, along with their two dogs, a cat, and some chickens. Learn more at www.schnitzerphoto.com.