Uprooted Magnolia

A Quiet Drive to Nowhere

Posted in Nature, Travel, Wildlife by leahyetter on July 15, 2010

On a recent lazy Sunday, we took a drive through the Snowy Range within the Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming. It was absolutely beautiful. There was still snow in some parts and Patrick pointed out where he and his buddies drive, er um race, their snow sleds in the dead of winter. I’m still not sure I’ve got the nerve to do it but we’ll see come this winter.

We came across this guy sunning on a rock.  He’s a yellow-bellied marmot or Rock chuck.

Rock chuck in the Medicine Bow National Forest

This young buck stopped for a smile while having a drink in this peaceful stream.

Buck Mule Deer

This little guy was perched on a fence when we stopped at a friends house in the mountains just across the Wyoming/Colorado border.

Mountain Chipmunk

no-name road through the mountains

I just love these drives in the middle of nowhere. It feels like we are the only people on earth.

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  1. Carol said, on July 15, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Medicine Bow is so BEAUTIFUL and what a perfect spot for a Sunday Drive.! I can’t believe how green the country side is for being the middle of July.


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