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Road Trip 2009~ Day One

Filed under: Road Trip — she_travels at 9:20 pm on Friday, June 19, 2009

One of the several intoxicating things about my current life style is the freedom. The freedom, at times,  to do anything I please. One such block of days presented themselves from June 16th thur July 2nd.

I didn’t really have a plan so much as a general direction, north-west-ish. At some point yesterday my body told my brain I had been making all the correct choices to stay on Highway 287.

All of the following pictures where taken along 287 from the Colorado-Wyoming border to Dubious Wy.



Snow fence, the wind out here is brutal, they believe this fence helps keep snow off  the roads, yet…. there are many signs along the road which says “Road Closed when flashing”


The rock formations all along the route are wacky.


One of  the many things I love is being able to SEE rain cells travel.


More snow fence, this to keep the rails clean.


A whole lot of nothing then…mountain, I am sure it is under that cloud someplace!


These things are far huger than they look.


Reminds me of the Jerry Bruckheimer logo. Though I think he has a tree and a lightening bolt. Anywho, see the ribbon of road through the rain?


Wacky rock.


This rock is slanted and flat…it was amazing.


These were more rounded and piled.



I loved the colors of this shot. The greens and reds. Not to mention when I stepped out of the car I was blasted with a scent of sage along with a hint of fresh rain.


Of all the photos I have taken over the years, I don’t think I had a single rainbow til now.


Cool  huh?


I mean sun on this side and black on the other. It was so large and so close I could not fit the whole of it in the frame. I was afraid if I waited it would fade.



Some sun some not and many colors to choose from.


I am on the road, the Wind River is at the bottom of this pic. I was amazed by the colors and shapes in the rock.


Farmer field, wacky red striped rock and then..whew!! Mountain!

I spent the night in a little place called Dubious, Wyoming. It is the last “town” before entering Yellowstone National Park from the south along Highway 287.

I am telling ya if ever you get to Wyoming have a go at the Wind River Valley… truly a beautiful place.