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Old 06-12-2011, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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The largest Elk herd in the lower 48 lives in the Red Desert. Wamsutter is in the middle of it. Just venture out of town a ways on country roads and you'll find them.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Auburn
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The largest Elk herd in the lower 48 lives in the Red Desert. Wamsutter is in the middle of it. Just venture out of town a ways on country roads and you'll find them.
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Smoky Mountains
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Thanks Elk Hunter. And WyoEagle that does sound interesting. I will have to remember that.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Rock Springs WY
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I wouldn't make a pot of soup with it! We went to a restaurant here in Rock Springs one night and I drank their lemonade because the obvious alkaline flavor of the water was unbearable. Well silly me, the next day I had the most interesting color of *ahem*. Clearly not good for your system! I recommend a water filter on your faucet so you can use it for cooking or drinking. We use one no matter where we're living. I believe it will work to remove the alkaline along with the other impurities.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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When I moved to Gillette 40 years ago you could tell the folks who had lived here a few years because they all had orange t-shirts... and if they were natives they had orange teeth. Roy Mapel, the radio station manager at the time, told me that, and it was pretty accurate.

I hated ordering coffee because it always had an oil slick on the surface, and if you tried to mix coffee creamer in it, it wouldn't completely dissolve and looked like curdled milk. We had a water softener and filter at home that took care of that -- and still do today even with the HARD Madison Formation water, but for some reason most of the restaurants didn't figure that was necessary. They still don't. Quiznos is the only restaurant that I know of in Gillette that has a softener.

But I will admit, the water is 1000% better here now than it was in 1971. The water treatment plant gets rid of lots of the foul taste and color. Softening is left up to the end user.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I guess I must be pretty used to the water in Rock Springs. I don't notice anything with it. Casper's left some pretty noticeable spots on everything but tasted okay.
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Rock Springs WY
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I've never noticed anything in Rock Springs water, White Mountain Mining is on a well, that's the restaurant I was referring to.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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SnowWhite the best place to see elk is the National Elk Refuge in Jackson in the winter. It's a bit of a haul from Wamsutter but well worth it. I've never taken the sleigh rides but it looks interesting. They take you in a sleigh pulled by Clydesdales pretty close to the herds. If you drive on the back side of the refuge from town you can see bighorn sheep.
I agree...though the winter we went there wasn't enough snow so we took the "wagon" ride.. it was still fun and we got to see a lot of Elk, and a coyote. The wildlife art museum there is pretty spectacular as well. I thought it (the elk refuge ride) was open year round though, or do the animals move up into the mountains then?
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Smoky Mountains
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I do notice at times the water here feels like you still have soap on you after you shower. Would that be the softener? It's not all the time. Just a few days every now and then. And the hot water is milky looking.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I do notice at times the water here feels like you still have soap on you after you shower. Would that be the softener? It's not all the time. Just a few days every now and then. And the hot water is milky looking.
In my experience that is common with water softeners. I have a hard time telling when to stop rinsing the soap off.
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