I'm posting this in Colorado because everyone with Wyoming Parkour already knows about this Hotspot & because Colorado Traceurs NEED to know about this Hotspot!!!
Wyoming Traceurs have been recently coming down to Fort Collins semi-regularly. Every time they'd come to train with us they'd tell us how the University of Wyoming has a great set up & that we should really come check it out. I have to been Honest & say the average thought of us in Fort Collins was along the lines of: "It's an hour plus drive to go where? Wyoming? I know these Traceurs say there's cool stuff at UW but it's Wyoming! I mean really, what is there that's good in Wyoming?"
We (Fort Collins Traceurs) finally set a date to head up there (last Saturday, the 22nd May) & only 3 of us could make it. Driving through miles of beautiful wilderness didn't really imporve our outlook on the coming afternoon. We entered the edge of Laramie, Wyo, stopping at a gas station before hitting UW (I swear I could hear the duelling banjos in the distance as I stepped out of my car). We were cracking jokes like all Wyo seems to have is Antelope, Rocks & Wind. (Trust me it has wind! Could barely get my car door open
) Back in the car & down the last few miles to UW. "Oh Look, there is a Stoplight. No, wait, 2 Stoplights." As we're starting to pull up on UW campus were seeing a few things here and there so we're thinking "Today won't be a total loss."
Let me tell you straight, don't EVER assume you know anything about anywhere till you've been there. UW is a Hotspot & a Half!!!
I walked around there going WOW at every turn! We spent at least 3 hours there & didn't see half the spots! As the WyoPk crew was leading us around campus I kept going "But what about that over there? Or that?" I swear we passed by as many cool places as we trained at! I left there Highly Impressed with my body going Ow! Stop! but my mind saying just a little longer?!
I definately look forward to going back! Honestly, there could be a National Jam in Wyoming just between UW Campus & Veedawoo (a local national park about 20mins away from campus thats listed as #2 rock climbing / bouldering spot in the Nation! It Rocks!!!). If you can only make 1 special Parkour trip this summer, Go to UW in Laramie, Wyoming! Bring Friends! You're gonna be shocked! You can survive the drive (1 hour from Fort Collins, 2 hours from Denver) & the town is bigger then I joked (it has a Walmart, a bunch of hotels & restaurants, & even a small Airport). The Wind is not even that bad! (Only because you forget about it from all the awesome Parkour!) Thanks again WyPk!!! I'm planning to make at least 1-2 more trips up there this summer!!!
PS: WyPk Please post some cool pics of the terrain @ UW (& maybe Veedawoo). See You Soon!