Thank you, Ralph!
Even for a 19th century Army post on the frontier, it was apparently exceptionally rustic. The Army actually singled it out as "the worst post in the West," according to one of the signs there today. At least one division of soldiers stationed at Fort Ruby asked to be transferred to the front lines in the Civil War, preferring gunfire to the isolation. Said request was declined.
eine wunderschöne Naturaufnahme... LF, viele Grüße Jürgen
Инопланетный пейзаж !
Thank you. Heather
Now there's a road less traveled!
Happy trails, Bruce