One of my favorite places to be? Most anywhere that’s 8000 feet above sea level. Granted, I’ve never been there in a blizzard, but the air is sweet and so darned clear. We stopped at the summit of the Powder River Pass, got out and walked around in the sweetness and the clear, clear air.
And then we went down into the heat and the dust and the red, red rocks. We stopped outside of Hyattville to look at the pictographs and the petroglyphs at Medicine Lodge State Archeological Sight. As it was Sunday, we were on our own, but the signs told us enough and the day was lovely, hot and dusty, but lovely.
Then we forged on to Thermopolis (and through Ten Sleep the second time, where I was informed that the best Huckleberry Ice Cream exists) and enjoyed the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. It was fascinating…taking the viewer from fossilized muck all the way up to the big guys. Some of the fossils, found in sandstone or limstone looked like works of art.
And now we are in Riverton–drove through the spectacular Wind River Canyon to get here. Unfortunately, I’ve been having a battle with my technological tools. The Wind River Gorge pics will be posted, hopefully, some other time. *sigh*
And tomorrow, I’m hoping to get back up to 8000 feet.