When it comes time to auction all the machinery necessary to operate a Wyoming ranch, the bidding can go on for a large part of the day. When the auctioneer moves to sell a batch of equipment a bidder isn’t interested in, it can pay to take a break and wander off from the crowd. Friends gather two by two, chatting and kicking the dirt. Or one might find a rail gate to lean against.
That’s what this ’poke did during an auction back in 1988. Astute observers may be able to discern the ranch’s general location by distant peaks, but they’re admittedly vague clues. Considering the direction of the sun, time of day and size of mountains, viewers could narrow down the site as being in the western half of the state — and they’d be correct.
Beyond that, you’d need a bit of local knowledge to name the ranch, which remains in operation today. If you’ve got an idea of where this gentleman was when he took his break, comment below and we’ll let you know if you got it right.