Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Wandering around Wyoming...

We've finally found some nice sunny days without the cold wind blowing us around here in Wyoming...enough to enjoy exploring this big, beautiful state!  So...we've been driving around...and around!  We've had some  l o n g  day trips, from Thermopolis to Buffalo, and then  l o n g  day trips all through the Bighorn Canyon areas site seeing, enjoying beautiful canyons and waterfalls. The animals were out as well...we were able to spot several young moose, even a  couple of marmots, only one wild horse, lots of mule deer, and of course the ever present range cattle. No bear though...much to Jack's disappointment...

Our longest drive was out to see Shell Falls, but, wow, it was well worth it!  Intense, heavy flowing falls, gushing down 120 feet over a basement rock of granite.  All along are outcrops of the Cambrian Flathead sandstone.  The views surrounding it are just as beautiful too.  Off into the distance is the "Copman's Tomb", a massive limestone promontory to the north, as well as small view of Brindle Falls.

The colors of the Bighorn Canyon were amazing, it just took my breath away!  Devil Canyon Overlook where the canyon crosscuts the gray limestone of the of the Devil Canyon Anticline, a 1,000 foot high segment of the fault blocks that make up the Pryor Mountains is spectacular.  It helped that big gray & black clouds creeped up on us and just as we were leaving it started to rain, as that just intensified the colors of the rocks below!  Things a photographer just loves...;-)

The drive all along was scenic too.  It seemed like every mile had something different to show us...

This is such a beautiful country, that's why we love what we do!  That's what keeps us ...on the road


If you wish to view the rest of the photos from this trip, you can at my Flickr account at:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/74905158@N04/

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