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We love old log cabins around these parts. These two are certainly unique.

You first catch a glimpse of these cabins about half way through a wide meadow just South of Quealy Lake on the west side of Medicine Bow Peak.

One of the cabins is in pretty good shape. My favorite feature is covered front porch.  Even in its current condition, it is still better than anything I could put on my house. The second cabin is in much worse shape. I’m sure it’s foreshadowing the fate of its partner as  each winter takes it’s toll.

The interior boasts a bed frame, corner shelf and a small table. Don’t kid yourself about hiding out in here during one of those afternoon thunderstorms. The roof, floor, windows, and walls are in pretty rough shape.

I haven’t found anything to tell me exactly what this cabin was used for. But given its location in a wide meadow close to plenty of water my amateur guess (I can’t stress either of those two words enough) is that it was used by sheep herders taking advantage of the high mountain summer pasture.

To get here travel west from Centennial on Wyoming Highway 130 for 18 miles. Next turn right on Forest Road 103. You can follow this road all the way to a small parking area or all the way to the cabin but you’d better have four wheel drive and good ground clearance.

This road is popular with ATVs.  We’ve put all these pictures and more in a Flickr Album.


If you are looking for a guide to get you to the Cabin near Quealy Lake

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