Wyoming May 22, 2019
9 Struggles Everyone In Wyoming Can Relate To
What do you love best about Wyoming? Even though the Cowboy State is clearly the best state in the country, there are a few struggles of life in Wyoming that you’ve got to get used to if you’re going to be out here for a while. Prepare yourself for the following:
1. Snow — anytime, anywhere.
It doesn't matter if it's summertime, a snowstorm can pop up out of nowhere in the mountains and give you a hard time. Don't take off those snow tires til June, and remember to put them back on in August!
2. That pesky Cowboy stereotype.
Okay, sure, we wear boots because we're on our feet a lot. And in this mountain sun, hats make sense to keep us protected. But we don't all chase cattle and hide out in canyons. Not anymore, at least...
3. The Wind.
Eventually, you get used to it. Or, at least, you think you're used to it, and then a huge gust knocks you over because you weren't expecting it.
4. Getting stranded.
There are still a ton of places in Wyoming without cell service, so you'd better make sure you know how to change a spare, and don't run out of gas!
5. Wildlife traffic jams.
This is definitely more of a problem in the western part of the state, but are you even a Wyomingite if you didn't have to wait for some bison to get out of the road before you could continue on your way?
6. Summertime tourists.
Wyoming is home to two of the most stunning National Parks — and locals can only visit in the offseason. Sometimes, life is just not fair.
Listen, Coloradans. You've got Rocky Mountain National Park. You've got sand dunes. You've got lakes, and beaches, and fishing, and highways, and even a big city! Please stay home!
8. Off-the-grid life.
It takes some getting used to if you're new to the area. But once you're accustomed to taking care of yourself, remote cabins and homes off the grid just seem like the best way to live.
9. Deciding on your next adventure.
There are so many places to see in the Cowboy State that it's hard to choose. This weekend, will you take a scenic drive up to Dead Indian Pass, or will you head out for dinner up in Buffalo? The sky is the limit, and you'll soon find yourself exploring the nooks and crannies of the country's most underrated state.
What do you think are the biggest struggles of life in Wyoming? Let us know in the comments below!