(Drilling The) Overland Trail

Gas fracking rig on the Overland Trail, Atlantic Rim north of Baggs, Wyoming.

Last summer I drove from Rifle, Colorado to Pinedale, Wyoming tracing the eastern edge of the Red Desert known as the Atlantic Rim. I was taken aback by the drilling density, then came upon a sign for the Overland Trail. For context, read the quote at the top of the sign in the picture below. A strange juxtaposition indeed.