“Cathedral of the Clouds”

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My son Stanley and I planned to spend a Saturday night and Sunday morning in the Snowy Range west of Laramie. The hoped-for sunshine gave way to low clouds shrouding the peaks. I thought there wouldn’t be much to photograph on this trip. But I was very pleasantly surprised when my slides were processed. This turned out to be one of my all-time favorite mountain pictures. I hope you like it, too!

The Snowy Range is located in the Medicine Bow Range of the Rocky Mountains, which run from just north of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, to Elk Mountain, East of Rawlins, Wyoming. The Snowies are located between Centennial and Saratoga, or, you might say between Laramie and Rawlins, Wyoming. They reach in the 11,000-12,000 foot range, and have snow year-round. When my Dad first visited the snowy range, it was the 4th of July, and he actually got snowed on.

What a great place to get relief from the summer heat!

August, Snowy Range, west of Laramie, Wyoming

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