WEATHER AT THE 7D
We can get a snow storm any month of the year, though snow in July is most unusual.
JUNE – Cool nights, often frost at night, warm days with temperatures into the high 70’s. We usually get a storm at the time of the summer solstice (around June 20-25). The rivers run high in June with spring snow-melt.
JULY – Night temperatures into the 40’s; day temperatures into the low 80’s. Afternoon showers are not uncommon.
AUGUST – Cool nights; frost expected most nights after August 20. Daytime temperatures sometimes reach into the 80’s, but 75 degrees is about average. Afternoon showers less common than July, but expect one or two during a given week.
SEPTEMBER – Cold nights, with frost expected every night. Normally we have warm daytime temperatures into the mid 70’s. We often get a fairly heavy snow sometime in September, usually around the time of the fall equinox.
Since temperatures often change dramatically in our mountain valley, a variety of clothing is recommended. We strongly suggest wearing layers of clothes allowing you to adjust to changing conditions. We suggest having a rain jacket or poncho and an extra jacket on the saddle before leaving on a ride as our mountain squalls are unpredictable and can be very chilling.
The atmosphere at the ranch is very casual, and clothing is worn for its protection as much as for looks. We suggest you consider bringing:
- Riding boots or some foot gear with a hard, smooth sole and a heel.
- Vest or sweatshirt.
- Lined wind-breaker or heavy sweater.
- Rain jacket, poncho, or riding slicker; large enough to cover layers of clothing, but not too loose. Rain pants or chaps are not essential, but bring them if you have them.
- Gloves for riding (preferably leather, though cotton knit will do for children).
- Scarf or neckerchief.
- Hat to protect you from the sun and/or rain.
- Pair of light long underwear, pantyhose or bicycle shorts to protect your legs from chafing during the first few days of riding.
- Comfortable long-sleeved and short-sleeved shirts and long pants.
- Hiking boots if you plan on hiking
NOTE: We have quite a collection of hand-me-down boots and hats at the ranch which you are welcome to use, and we can usually fit most average sizes. We also have a limited supply of fishing equipment including waders and boots. You are also welcome to bring your own gear. We suggest up to a 3 weight rod for fishing the Sunlight River on the ranch. If you are planning to fish other surrounding waters, we suggest a 3-5 weight.
Lip balm (the mountain air is dry)
*Water bottle(s) for activities*
Camera & film
Medications & personal necessities
Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo
Sunscreen, insect repellent
Backpack or Fanny Pack for hiking/fishing
Binoculars & field guides for birds, flowers, geology, etc.
- Laundry hours for guests are Monday-Saturday as posted; soap and machine use is free.
- The General Store does carry some basic sundries, along with a selection of T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, gloves, Western jewelry, phone cards, and gift items.
You are welcome to ship any items prior to your visit to cut down on luggage and airport hassles. We suggest shipping via UPS. Allow 7 days for your shipments to reach the ranch or send 3 Day Select. Our shipping address is: 774 Sunlight Road, Cody, WY 82414