Hiking the Snowy Range

Published: August 31st 2009
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We had a busy Saturday planned. Hiking the Snowy Range (which took about 3 hours including our relaxing at the top and photo taking), followed by some alcohol for self medication purposes, then the drive into Saratoga to clean up and eat some pizza.

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Target Practice with a 12 GaugeTarget Practice with a 12 Gauge
Target Practice with a 12 Gauge

Me, Pete, and Ron in the midst of showing a couple of bottles, a plastic gallon jug, and an empty paper coffee cup who was boss. Sadly, the bottles, jug, nor coffee cup made it. Target practice was before the big hike.

The trail to the top starts here.
Hiking above treelineHiking above treeline
Hiking above treeline

I believe the hike starts at around 10,800', and the highest point in the Snowy Range is just over 12,000'.
Ron, Lance, PeteRon, Lance, Pete
Ron, Lance, Pete

Just getting started up the trail.
Group PhotoGroup Photo
Group Photo

Before we really started heading up the trail.
Looking NorthLooking North
Looking North

To the right you can see the Wyoming highway 131 that goes from Laramie, over the Snowy Range pass, to Ryan Park and then later Saratoga.
Taskmaster Pete setting the pace!Taskmaster Pete setting the pace!
Taskmaster Pete setting the pace!

It was a great weather day for a hike. Lance is on the left, and Pete is further up the trail on the right.
Here comes Ron and BHere comes Ron and B
Here comes Ron and B

B seemed to be having a great time checking up on everybody. If us humans got in a 4 mile hike, she got in at least an 8 mile hike.
Reminiscent of YosemiteReminiscent of Yosemite
Reminiscent of Yosemite

I wonder if Ansel Adams knew of this area?
B and LanceB and Lance
B and Lance

B seems to be saying, "Really, can we get up to the summit at some point today?". Good photo opportunity there where Lance is standing though.
Break #1Break #1
Break #1

That B was off to the races. Had to call her back.
Another cool viewAnother cool view
Another cool view

Looking Northeast.
Looking SouthLooking South
Looking South

My guess is that those mountains in the distance are in Colorado, probably just North of Steamboat.
Still ClimbingStill Climbing
Still Climbing

Pete still leading the way, Ron and B in the middle, and then Lance.

11th September 2009

Amazing Pics!
What amazing weather you had! Great cloud formations and clear skies. Awesome scenics, Doug. Thanks for sharing.

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