In part 1 we looked downstream in Fremont Canyon. This time, we look upstream towards where the canyon begins after the North Platte River meanders north from the Pathfinder Dam.
This is my favorite view from behind the Ponderosa pine on the cliffs.
From the viewing platform...
The Ponderosa pine.
There's a sad story about this bridge - one that's told to teenagers to this day to remind them to be careful of who they meet and where... The rape and murder/attempted-murder of two girls back in 1973 and the subsequent death of the survivor in 1992. You can read about this tragic story here as the local area continues to reflect on this tragedy.
The view from the bridge, looking upstream.
The tunnel to the power plant... I'm not a hobbit or a dwarf who likes to be underground!
@emberskydragon noticed this beautiful butterfly on some sweetclover. It's a Callophrys gryneus or juniper hairstreak. Gorgeous little thing! It took a number of shots to get something even close to share-worthy because the wind was constantly blowing the stem and the butterfly wasn't holding very still, of course.
Next time, we'll be at Pathfinder Dam.
Photos taken by myself in June 2020 with my Nikon D7200.
Past issues of...
|Featuring Lander||and||surrounding areas|
|Popo Agie River Demo - active v passive||Plants of the Popo Agie River - Arrowleaf Balsamroot||Lander Park|
|Popo Agie River Sinks||Popo Agie River Rises|
Glenrock & Rolling Hills
Great Divide Basin and surrounding
|Featuring the Great Divide Basin||and||surrounding areas|
|Ferris Mountains||Independence Rock, March 2019||Great Divide Sunset|
|Featuring Rawlins||and||surrounding areas|
|Street Art in Rawlins, March 2019||Trainspotting in Rawlins, March 2019||Ferris Mansion, Rawlins|
|Wyoming Frontier Prison||St. Joseph's Catholic Church|
|Featuring Thermopolis||and||surrounding areas|
|Wind River Canyon May 2019|
Jackson, Tetons and Yellowstone
|Featuring Jackson Hole||the Tetons||Yellowstone, etc.|
|Glimpse of the Tetons|
Kaycee and surrounding
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