Tie Hack Memorial
This page contains our personal notes on our visit to the Tie Hack Memorial in Wyoming.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
We were on our way back from a day in Grand Teton National Park and decided to stop at the Tie Hack Memorial just to check it out. The Memorial is right along the Wyoming Centennial Scenic Byway, which is Highway 26/287. The Memorial sits atop a small hill along the west side of the road, overlooking a scenic section of the Wind River.
It was windy on this day, and there were a few mosquitoes around, so we didn't spend much time. There is really not much there, other than the tall memorial carved into sandstone. There are a few logging relics placed along the paved pathway, and there is a relatively large parking area.
The views of the river and the Wind River Range to the west are probably worth the stop in themselves. On this day we spotted a small herd of what we assumed were wild horses feeding and drinking down by the river. It made for a very pastoral scene.
The Memorial is worth a quick stop to stretch your legs and catch some fresh air and beautiful mountain scenery. And, well, you might learn something about the history of this area, and the Tie Hacks that worked so hard in the surrounding mountains.