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A Sunday drive through the Wyoming landscape

August 9, 2011

A few weeks ago, Bugman and I drove out to see Pathfinder Dam overtopping. I’ll do a separate post on that phenomenon later. For now, I’ve got a slideshow of the Wyoming landscape as it passed by our car window.

Douglas jackalope. What's up with the western penchant for metal silhouettes on hilltops, anyway?

A bit further down the road: triceratops.

Wyoming junk garden

Such interesting rock formations in Wyoming. Must be a geologist's heaven.

Wyoming trout fishing. Love all the trucks gathered under the tree and the guy and the dog on the road at far right. Do you see the fisherman in the overfull stream near what looks like the silvery Russian olive tree?

Alcova Reservoir. Yes, there are sailboats in Wyoming.

Another view of Alcova Reservoir. The colors of the earth here fascinate me.

Bleak hill with mountain behind (part of Medicine Bow Range?).

Wyoming layer cake

Random sand dune.

Pronghorn, which had just been next to the road and slipped under the fence as we approached.

Sinclair, Wyoming - home to more oil droplets than people.

Late afternoon snow fence

Evening cool down

Wind and weather

Given that Wyoming’s part of Big Sky Country, here come a few more sky photos, including a storm with overshooting top development (see my storm spotter training post for more info on what that means).

We drove into some of the clouds, too.

Golden late-day light on the I-80 pass east of Laramie

I've decided I really dislike the I-80 Abe. He looks so sad and trapped.

A random little chunk of rainbow hovering in the clouds.

Mammatus clouds. We apparently chased a hailstorm into Cheyenne. There were drifts of small hail on the ground as we drove through.

The storm didn't seem to dampen the Cheyenne Fontier Days midway at all.

Here's what that "overshooting top" storm looked like as we chased after it at sunset.

Goodnight, all.

Copyright 2011 by Katie Bradshaw

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 10, 2011 3:10 pm

    Next time you’re in Cheyenne, go to Re-O-na (sushi bar and Thai cuisine) open 7 days a week 11-9, 112 W 17th St., 307.638.8820
    Great journal–


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