Wyoming Leg Of 2010 Tour


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iWARRIORWALK USA TOUR – STOP #6

WALKED ON AUGUST 23, 2010

On Monday, August 23, 2010, I (Stanley Bronstein) walked for 5 hours in the Cheyenne Wyoming Greenway area.

The Wyoming leg of the tour had a few highlights:

  • We found an excellent diner called, Luxury Diner, that my wife and I ate dinner at the night before.  They thoughtfully re-created my favorite sandwich, which is 3 eggs (eggbeaters) on whole wheat toast;
  • Catherine Bilkey from NBC Channel 13 from Casper / Cheyenne interviewed me while I was walking ( TXT HERE – VIDEO IMMEDIATELY BELOW ); and
  • The NPR radio station SDPR, from Rapid City, South Dakota, interviewed me over the phone, in advance of my trip to South Dakota.

Listen To The South Dakota Public Broadcasting Interview Here

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NBC Channel 13 TV Interview

Afterwards, we drove to Rapid City, South Dakota.  It was an uneventful drive, except for the fact my car’s GPS system was giving me a little trouble (but fortunately I figured it out).

I took lots of pictures, but narrowed it down to 35 pictures and 1 video (see below).

Here is a very short video showing a TON of grasshoppers happily hopping along the Cheyenne Greenway while we were walking:

As usual, I also recorded a podcast which can be listened to by clicking the button right below these words.

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Here are pictures from my walk.

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Here are 5 fast facts about the state of Wyoming:

  • While the tenth largest U.S. state by area, Wyoming is the least populous, with a U.S. Census estimated population of 544,270 in 2009. This is a 5.9% increase since 2000.
  • Wyoming is one of only three states (along with Colorado and Utah) to have borders along only straight latitudinal and longitudinal lines, rather than being defined by natural landmarks. It and Colorado are the only states with an entirely rectangular shape.
  • The Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming. The state is a great plateau broken by a number of mountain ranges.
  • More than 48% of the land in Wyoming is owned by the U.S. Government, causing Wyoming to rank sixth in the U.S. in total acres and fifth in percentage of a state’s land owned by the Federal government.
  • The state has two national parks, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.

Next stop, Rapid City, South Dakota.