The sun was beginning to set when we reached Meadowlark Lake and we were greeted by the soft quacking of ducks. We parked and walked down the grass path a short distance to the beaver dam where two beavers were at work. They swam through the water, unfazed by our presence or the hushed squeals of our 3 year old.
Even though there are cabins on the other side of the beaver pond, it felt like we were the only people around. This is the special magic of the Big Horns — solitude under a great big sky.
We stayed until dark and the sliver of moon lit up the sky. It was a peaceful drive back through the woods even though, to our son’s disappointment, we saw a moose but no Big Foot!
Veteran’s Cove is located next to the Meadow Lark Ski Lodge in the Big Horn Mountains, about 40 miles from Buffalo, Wyoming.