Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wednesday in Wyoming - October 30, 2019

Wind-formed aspen trunk Snowy Range
Did you ever doubt the power of the wind in Wyoming? If so, consider the way the aspen's trunk is bent.

Just another beautiful scene in the Snowy Range.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday in Wyoming - October 23, 2019

Snowy Range Little Brooklyn Lake
Although we couldn't go all the way to Brooklyn Lake, thanks to the unseasonable snow in the Snowy Range, we did see a number of smaller lakes, including Little Brooklyn Lake.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wednesday in Wyoming - October 16, 2019

Snowy Range chapel
Here's something you don't see in too many parks - a chapel.

That was one of the pleasant surprises along the road to Brooklyn Lake in the Snowy Range.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday in Wyoming - October 9, 2019

snow in Snowy Range
The plan for our mid-July trip to the Snowy Range had been to drive to Brooklyn Lake, hike around the lake, and admire the wildflowers. Unfortunately, the Snowies lived up to their name, and - to my surprise - a number of the side roads, including the one to Brooklyn Lake, were still impassible due to snow.

That was disappointing. What wasn't disappointing were the wildflowers. As you can see, they practically carpeted the area.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wednesday in Wyoming - October 2, 2019

Road to Snowy Range
You may recall the Snowy Range from previous posts and that it got its name, not from snow, but from the white rocks.

I'd never been there during the summer but wanted to see the wildflowers, so in the middle of July, my husband and I headed that way.

As you can see, although the main road was clear, there was snow on the mountain tops. You can also see that this is quintessential Wyoming road -- no traffic, just lots of beautiful scenery.

Next week, you'll see the surprise that awaited us.