A couple weeks ago we made the 6 hour drive to northern Wyoming to visit my parents. One of the towns on the way is Thermopolis. We stopped for a little walking break and I wanted to share some photos with you.
In case you case you can’t find it, look to the hills:
Hot, steamy water everywhere!
This moss or algae or whathaveyou thrives in winter temps because of the hot water.
Red hills and the suspension bridge that spans the river below. Far, far below.
By the right side of the bridge, hot mineral water trickles down to the river. The deposits it leaves behind round the edge of the cliff.
See the wood walkway in the bottom corner? It keeps your tootsies from getting cooked. That would be bad.
2 clowns Lacey and Matthew posing on the suspension bridge. Teasing me because I will not step foot on that thing. N-o-p-e.
Did I mention the cold, rocky river at the bottom?
(It is a long ways down).
Oh, and as a bonus - the bridge sways about while you’re on it.
Swinging bridge + great heights + cold rocky river at the bottom = not.on.your.life.
More steamy water and teepees to explore.
Can you guess the air temperature amid all the steaminess?
A balmy –4.
With emphasis on the “minus”