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Sneak Peek! America’s National Forests Wyoming TV Episode

Preview “America’s National Forests Wyoming” TV episode coming to PBS and to AOL, MSN and beyond as video shorts.

What do you get when you combine wild places with the people who love them? An authentic nature escape that just may make you want to get lost in your own backyard. That’s what we did on a recent film shoot with our Emmy-winning crew in Wyoming.

Watch the video above to preview this episode on PBS stations, including on Create TV on Thursday, June 27th at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT. You can also watch video shorts to compliment the episode content on AOL, MSN and beyond.

Our Wyoming Filming Adventures

We traveled from the Bridger-Teton National Forest in iconic Jackson Hole down to Pinedale and then the Snowy Range Scenic Byway in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, ending at Vedauwoo in Laramie. Along the way, we enjoyed mountain biking on the Cache Creek Trail, a visit to the Lunch Counter (watch the above video to see those Wyoming surfers!) and hiking at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in the Bridger-Teon National Forest.

Mountain biking on the Cache Creek Trail with David Cernicek, a Ranger in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Mountain biking on the Cache Creek Trail with David Cernicek, a Ranger in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

As June is Great Outdoors Month, it was fitting that we were able to volunteer alongside fourth graders and their families, building a sustainable trail as part of The Great Outdoors Western Campout. Wyoming Governor Matt Mead worked with the Great Outdoors Month Partnership to host the families in and around Jackson, Wyoming to celebrate Great Outdoors Month, and we can tell you that everyone had a lot of fun.

Girl power! Building a sustainable trail with the Rucker Family as part of the Great Outdoors Western Campout.

Girl power! Building a sustainable trail with the Rucker Family from Oregon as part of the Great Outdoors Western Campout.

Young Arthur Porter and his dad riding the Tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to enjoy high altitude waffles during The Great Outdoors Western Campout.

Young Arthur Porter and his dad riding the Tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to enjoy high altitude waffles during The Great Outdoors Western Campout.

Traveling further south, we spent time in Pinedale at Lakeside Resort at Fremont Lake within the Bridger-Teton National Forest, fishing with Bryan Lane of Two Rivers Emporium and discovering craft beer and beyond in town.

Up early to catch Lake Trout with Two Rivers Emporium guide Bryan Lane.

Up early to catch Lake Trout with Two Rivers Emporium guide Bryan Lane on Fremont Lake in Pinedale.

Finally, we were able to enjoy the beautiful Medicine Bow National Forest, stopping in Saratoga, where hot springs and cupcakes were on tap, followed by a visit to the Grand Encampment Museum. We enjoyed horseback riding and homemade ranch food at Medicine Bow Lodge, which celebrates 100 years next year, and drove the Snowy Range Scenic Byway.

Medicine Bow Lodge owners Tim and Debbie Bishop. Debbie cooks up some awesome food in this remote ranch at the head of the Snowy Range.

Medicine Bow Lodge owners Tim and Debbie Bishop. Debbie cooks up some awesome food at this remote ranch at the head of the Snowy Range.

Exploring the Snowy Range Scenic Byway with Aaron Voos of the USFS.

Exploring the Snowy Range Scenic Byway with Aaron Voos of the USFS. What a view!

Visiting Spruce Mountain Fire Lookout, which you can rent! On our visit, members of the Forest Fire Lookout Association were helping to get it ready for summer use.

Visiting Spruce Mountain Fire Lookout, which you can rent. On our visit, members of the Forest Fire Lookout Association were helping to get it ready for summer use.

We ended the trip with a hike near Laramie at magical Vedauwoo at dusk with Rebecca Walsh, a passionate outdoors enthusiast who frequently hikes in the Medicine Bow National Forest and leads others through Just Trails and Hike Like a Woman.

Hiking Vedauwoo with Rebecca Walsh of Just Trails.

Hiking Vedauwoo with Rebecca Walsh of Just Trails.

Watch the above video to see what we discovered and how you can enjoy America’s National Forests in Wyoming.

This TV episode is part of our ongoing “Travels with Darley” TV series. Watch short clips from the filming on AOL, MSN, Huffington Post and beyond. Learn more about National Forests in Wyoming from the National Forest Foundation and ways to enjoy them at WyomingTourism.org

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