Posted by: sunnyharvy | August 7, 2014

Snow, Snow on the Range

The calendar pages keep flipping (we had spent over a month in Colorado), so it was time to make our way further north into Wyoming and Montana. We want to visit the Tetons, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Park before snow begins to fall and that can occur as soon as early September!

We drove west on route 14 along the Poudre River and over Cameron Pass at over 10,000 feet. It was a beautiful drive where some sections felt like the Black Canyon while others reminded us of Yosemite Valley.

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 Tunnel carved through solid rock.

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Poudre Falls

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Filling up water jugs with 105 year-old pump at Ansel Watrous Campground along Poudre River.

The next day’s lunch stop was on the outskirts of the small town of Walden, CO where we photographed some amusing sights.

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One of two owls perched above Town Hall’s front entrance.

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This old theater being re-purposed as an Inn.

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Mid-Century Modern building for sale.

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Our beautiful lunch spot on the outskirts of town (2 blocks from main street).

After a surprisingly quiet night camped in the Laramie, Wyoming (NEW state!) Walmart parking lot, we took a slight detour to drive through the Snowy Range. We did this on the advice of a couple of fellow travelers we bumped into a few weeks ago. While there we took a couple of short hikes and several photos, which should provide proof that taking this route was well worth the effort.

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 One of my best through-the-windshield shots ever.

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Angler at Lake Marie

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Alpine Columbine

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The photos above and below are panoramics, click on them to see larger.

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Responses

  1. Hey Harvy — I have a request. Somewhere along the Continental Divide in Idaho is the Lemhe Pass State Park. It was here that Meriwether Lewis first saw the higher peaks of the Rockies and not the Pacific Ocean on their epic 1802-04 journey. Would you drive to that exact spot and take a photo series? I think it is a foot trail not a road. For reference, stop at any library and get the book “Undaunted Courage” by Stephen Ambrose.

    • Sure Jim, no problem…

  2. love the panorama shots. And the owl of course 😉


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