Rick Myers, a lovely elderly gentleman who is on the museum board, met me with park ranger Justin as I was riding up to Mitchell Pass to hand over a copy of Steve Frederick's article for the Scott's Bluff Star Herald.
By an Oregon Trail marker just outside Lyman, and about two miles to the south of Horse Creek Pony Express station. This was run by French Canadian M Reynal and his Indian wife. According to Burton, Reynal's life history had to be 'received with many grains of salt' and he over-charged for 'well-watered whisky'.
Yay! Crossing into Wyoming just beyond Lyman...
A little further on, Kathy Minter and son Josh kindly let me camp in the field in front of their house.