The Bighorn Blanket at the Bighorn Canyon

A Bighorn adventure with Greg Hatten

We were lucky enough to have our friend Greg Hatten, of Woodenboat fame, taking a trip to the Bighorn Mountains as part of his “Wild and Scenic” river runs. Of course, he took the Bighorn blanket home to the beautiful area it’s named for!

See the Pendleton Bighorn blanket here: Bighorn blanket

The Pendleton Bighorn blanket rests on the prow of a wooden boat, overlooking the Bighorn canyon. Photo by Greg Hatten.

Here’s the story behind this Americana design:

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In 1825, the Bighorn River called famed mountain man Jim Bridger to build a raft of driftwood and ride it through the foaming rapids. Part of the river was dammed to create Bighorn Lake, but the spectacular canyon it carved remains, named for the Bighorn sheep that travel its rocky, treacherous paths. Located in Montana and Wyoming, about one third of the park unit is located on the Crow Indian Reservation. One quarter of the Pryor Mountains Wild Horse Range lies within the Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area.

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The Bighorn Blanket

If you decide to bring the Bighorn blanket home, it will probably look a little more like this.

The Bighorn blanket, by Pendleton, shown on a bed.

See all the Bighorn items here: Bighorn by Pendleton