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Jul 6, 2018 - Snowy Range Scenic Byway

We found a map that shows some highlights of the Snowy Range Scenic Byway. This little route is about 30 miles from Laramie (west) of Laramie. The scenic byway is about 31 miles long and starts just north of Centennial, Wyoming. There are several hiking trails and forest service campgrounds along the route. Also, there are numerous alpine lakes just begging to have their pictures taken! We stopped along the way for a few pictures. An aside note - some of the previous pictures I have taken of mountains and lakes involved driving on winding...

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Jul 14, 2017 - Laramie Jubilee Days

Time to stop in a city and do laundry and other chores so here we are in Laramie, Wy. It happens to be Jubilee days celebrating Wyoming's statehood so we decided to stay and see what was going on. We went downtown to see what the vendors had out and you could get everything from leather gun holsters to artisian breads. We stopped at the Coal Creek tap room and had a great ipa. After that, we went to Rozies for a very good pizza. It was rodeo night at the fairgrounds so of course we had to go watch. Those guys are crazy to do bull riding and...

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Jul 13, 2017 - Brooklyn lake cg

Since the campsite is beautiful and free, we decided to stay another day. We hiked around the lake for about 2.5 miles through a wooded forest. There are still lots of trees killed by the beetles but at least it's prettier than where we were before. At 10,400 feet, hiking still grabs your lungs! Robber Jay's came begging for food and would actually take bread from my hand. Bill biked another 4 miles and then we sat and enjoyed the view and the great weather.

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Jul 12, 2017 - Brooklyn lake cg

We backtracted to rt 129 and headed towards Wyoming through the Routt natl forest on another dirt road-500. The pine beetles have practically destroyed the spruce forests all the way so it wasn't very scenic. There are lots of dead stands of pines all over nothern Colorado so we kept going. We took the scenic byway on a paved road through the snowy range pass and found the Brooklyn lake cg. After driving about 4 miles in, we came to the still closed cg gate due to snow. And there was a very limited turnaround. So an hour and a half later...

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