After getting gas in Park City Utah, where we marveled at the size of the Olympic Ski Jump ramp (terrifying, really), it was too dark for any more pictures, we took some anyway, as you can see in the last post about Nevada and Utah. We spent the night in Rock Springs Wyoming, where we'd love to go back and explore some day, since the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is there.
We were headed for Mount Rushmore, so we turned north out of Rawlins, WY, up US 287. Out to our right was Bear Mountain, actually a range of mountains that stuck up out of the high plains with the kind of majesty that one expects from eastern Wyoming. We certainly understood the term "big sky country" which is, of course, a Montana term, but applied to the high plains of Wyoming very well. These high resolution nature pictures of Wyoming were taken by Robin, the master of hurry-up-and-take-that-picture-and-roll-up-that-window photography.
Our next stop? Mount Rushmore and the first snowfall of our trip!