The A Bar A was just featured along with a few other guest ranches on “The Daily Meal” Check out what they wrote at:
The snowpack above the A Bar A is greater than it has been in 30 years and we are expecting an amazing run-off followed by one of the most impressive displays of wildflowers in years. One of our friends recently sent a picture taken on Snowy Range, which snowed him standing on snow and above a black pipe. The black pipe was the chimney vent from a 15 foot building!
Road crews are working to get the road open in the next three weeks. When you come to the ranch this year, you may want to consider a detour over Snowy Range Road. Even in July there will still be snow up there.
At the A Bar A, we no longer have snow on the ground and grass is starting to green up. We keep getting small snow flurries, but they are melting quickly.
Over the past few years, guests and staff have often asked for a way to connect with each other through the year. To help with this, we have created a Facebook fan page. It was created today and you can find it by searching A Bar A Guest Ranch. Check it out and let us know if you like it!
This picture was taken on February 24th, 2011 after many hours of plowing and digging. By afternoon, the road had blown closed again and we have resorted to using our snowcat until our snowblower (600 horsepower on a front end loader) arrives on the 26th. This pile of snow was at least 10 feet high! Thank goodness spring will be here soon! Even with the snow at the end of our road, the Ranch is beautiful. It was 50 degrees and sunny in the valley. No wind, so it was just perfect for a February day!
The past two weeks have brought temperatures as low as -41 degrees F with winds up to 40 MPH. A recent snow storm has closed our road and many of you may recognize this hill, which is the entrance to the Ranch–just as you turn off the highway. Our massive tractor and bulldozer plow are unable to get through and we are now looking in to snowblower options and will be using our snowcat. Winter in Wyoming is beautiful, but brutal! Thank goodness the summer is such a wonderful time to be here!