Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, just a few minutes north east of Lovell, WY gets just a tiny fraction of the visitors who hit Yellowstone National Park, just over one hundred miles away. Of those few visitors, most are in boats on the lake at the bottom of the canyon fishing or waterskiing.
Photographer Jeff Handlin and I spent a day exploring the Bighorn Canyon, and feeling pretty alone in the scrubby desert along the top of the high canyon walls. I decided to travel light, taking just my GoPro Hero 2 camera. Its ultra-wide-angle-lens did a great job of capturing the vast, open landscape.