This is the first of probably 3 sets of pictures taken along 287 from Fort Collins, Colorado to Laramie, Wyoming.
It's fairly early spring there; this is as bright green as the foliage will get. The sky was spectacular last Friday.
This rock formation was on top of a hill. I believe it to be natural, since there were many rock formations which looked like separate stones piled up, but upon closer examination were just larger rocks with cracks in them. Of course, I did not climb to the top of this hill to check it out myself.
The evergreens in Colorado are really nice.
Looking down a hill, out the front windshield of the rental car, which was a big disappointment. (Let me state here, in case anyone wonders, that I will not be trading my 1995 Cadillac in for a new one. The new one is too small, with too many electronic gadgets and crap. I also didn't like that it beeped at me that I was driving erratically because I corner close to the shoulder on right corners. After 34 years without even a fender bender, it's safe to say that I'm competent to drive without the supervision of a car.)
The farther west and north we went, the more snow appeared on the hillsides and in gulches. We also climbed in elevation from 5,000 to 8,000 feet, with more snow at higher elevations.
The sagebrush is a strange contrast to the greener plants. All look really nice in contrast with the red rocks.
In some areas, the ground was quite flat for a long distance.
In others, the gulches were quite dramatic.
Next up: more snow in May!