My town is flat as a pancake, so every time I see a mountain, even in a picture, I am amazed that they exist.
I hope you post more of Yellowstone – and now I need to check to make sure you didn’t post them and I somehow missed them…
So far all I have done is mention it once and post a picture that I will probably re-post along with this an random others. It always takes me forever to get my trips organized in my mind and computer files before I post them. I know other people post theirs as they live them. I always mean to, but never pull it off.
I would love to park my car on the side and maybe place a tent and a picnic basket on this barren land.
Always like the foothill country that is sandwiched between two ranges. i have been looking back at them for too long now.
Things tend to be on a deceptively grand scale around here. For instance, this valley is probably fifty miles wide. There’s a spot on I15 in Idaho where you can see the Grande Tetons. They look tiny. They are actually just distant.
Nevermind what’s behind/reflected, I love what’s in front of you! 😀
Most of the time it’s all around. Some people don’t like that, but to me it feels like home.
Lovely. Your mountains are different than ours – starker.
It’s a different scale. You’ve got some impressive drop offs, I’ll give you that. But I’ve never spent more than an hour at 80 mph trying to drive past the same blasted peak in the Appalachians. There you have to be just about on top of it to see it. Humidity and trees, maybe? Size, certainly.