Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- June 4, 2014

Although Wyoming is best known for the natural beauty of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, it has many other beautiful sites, including Guernsey State Park.  Located on the eastern side of the state, Guernsey features hiking, camping and water sports.

The water is a reservoir created by damming the North Platte River.  And, as you can see, not all the roads are paved.

The park spans both sides of the reservoir.  On the eastern side is a museum with its own panoramic view, including Laramie Peak (the faintly visible mountain in the distance).  Though not the highest mountain in the state, Laramie Peak is the highest in the eastern half and was a major landmark to pioneers on the Oregon Trail.

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