This statue is at the highest point on I-80 between the east coast and the west coast. It's right around 8000 feet in elevation. Yes, there are higher points in the Rocky Mountains, but this interstate doesn't go over them. This also happens to be the western end of Happy Jack Road, which runs between here and Cheyenne, right past Curt Gowdy State Park. Yes, it's named for the sportscaster Curt Gowdy, who was a native or something. (We once almost bought land off Happy Jack Road, which is why I know it so well. And in case you love the odd street names, we also seriously considered a house at the end of Experimental Farm Road.)
Note that it was cold enough that the boys' jackets were zipped up. They didn't waste any time getting back to the car, either.
Good thing I have enough zoom lens on my camera to get a decent picture of Abe!