Join locals at a cowboy gathering, a bookstore with Wyoming authors, and a center for bighorn sheep.
There’s nothing French about Dubois (DU-boys, locals say), set 85 miles east of Jackson in cowboy and Indian country. The High Country Gathering, August 20 and 21, honors the former. Area code is 307.
- The shelves at Two Ocean Books are heavy with Wyoming authors and such rare references as Trophy Hunter’s Wild Game Cookbook and Pests of the West. 455-3554, cowboybookseller.com .
- At Rustic Pine Tavern, slice into a slab of steak and hear locals discuss the whereabouts of wolves (455-2430). Or savor roasted chicken, flank steak, or shrimp tacos on a patio overlooking Horse Creek at Sundance Café (455-3989, sundancecafewyoming.com ).
- Twin Pines Lodge and Cabins, built of pine logs hauled from Lava Mountain, may be on the National Register of Historic Places, but that doesn’t mean its guests go without Wi-Fi. 455-2600, twinpineslodge.com .
- At the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center bone up on bighorns and the Sheep Eaters, Shoshone Indians who hunted and trapped them. 455-3429, bighorn.org .
Photography courtesy Jeff Vanuga 
This article was first published in July 2010. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.
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