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Thank You For The Smoke (California)! Wyoming Sucked

Another attempt at Astrophotography gone up in smoke.  

Thank you California for the ruining our Wyoming weekend.  Don't worry, we will be visiting soon and will definitely leave a mark on your ass.

The smoke was so bad in Wyoming.  Thick, grey and disgusting.

Of course, this didn't stop people from going to one of our favorite spots in Wyoming.  Medicine Bow National Forest.  

We dressed for 60 degree weather.  We didn't expect 35 degree weather with fog and blustery wind.  Glad we packed additional clothes (hats, gloves, scarfs etc).

I am ahead of myself.  The day excursion to Medicine Bow was the second day.  

We spent the first day at the Wyoming Territorial Prison to visit relatives.  Ha...the prison is now a park.  The prison's most famous prisoner was Butch Cassidy.  The only prison that Butch was incarcerated in.  Pretty good for career criminal.

We spent most of the day at the prison.  Historical Prisons will the only ones that I will visit.  My mother raised me right.  Enough said.

Okay, back to Medicine Bow.

As previously stated, the morning was really cold and windy but that didn't stop us from having a good time.

After lunch we took a hike down one of the many paths.  We picked a good trail.  Nobody in site, saw a few deer, a couple of waterfalls and a smoker trying to hide his addiction from his wife and kids.  You could smell the smoke a mile away.  Being that we are now non smokers (five years running) we could feel his embarrassment when he thought he was alone.

The hike was about three miles or so.  The elevation was 10,230'. Once again, being a non smoker paid off as neither of us were winded.  Woo Hoo.  Did you hear that Phillip Morris?


  1. I hear ya! The smoke and haze in Idaho is bad too.


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