Re: Want to head out west, first time ever.
I am not familiar with wyoming, but along the lines of what buffalobob was saying, the west can be nasty that time of year.
Here in the upper northwest corner of Montana my hunting range has gotten smaller by that time of year, and a hunter will want a 4x4 with a shovel, tire chains, fire starter, etc., for safety.
Hiking will usually be for none but the most serious hunters as well because the snow can be feet deep and the potential for a blizzard is very real. The last several years have been mild, but it always comes back.
Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters. ~African Proverb
To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them... Richard Henry Lee, 1787