After breakfast in Laramie, it’s an easy trek to Veduwoo, an area of granite outcroppings that takes its name from the Arapahoe word bito’o’wu or “earth-born.” Easily one of my favorite places in the west. Just off I-80 (below), most of the park is hidden from from view.
A short drive in, walls rise up on all sides. A popular recreation area for hikers and rock climbers.
It was humbling to see familiar old rock faces unchanged in the years since I’ve been here. Some boulders in particular reappear as old friends.
I always lose track of time here here among the rocks and the aspen trees. Several dead pine trees in the area that I assume to be the work of the Mountain Pine Beetle.