Share this on:
 E-mail
35
VIEWS
0
COMMENTS
 
SHARES
About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view EarsOfLeathr's profile
    Posted February 11, 2013 by
    EarsOfLeathr
    Location
    Cody, Wyoming
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Travel snapshots: Volcanoes

    More from EarsOfLeathr

    Shoshone Sands

     

    The lonesome stretch of highway east-west between Cody, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park is said by Teddy Roosevelt to be "the most scenic 50 miles in the world." Where the Shoshone is stopped up by the Buffalo Bill Dam, a glittering blue-green reservoir opens up and follows you into the canyons and steep escarpments of volcanic ash that guide you across western Wyoming. The beauty of the beaches here capture you not by virtue of their silkiness, but in the way their whiteness stands in contrast to the aggressive backdrop of the American wild west.

     

    I will never forget stopping here with a close friend I hadn't seen in a long time, to soak in the wind as it ripped across the water and reinvigorated me after a morning spent helping him cut firewood in those mountains - dead standing timber from a wildfire - just before winter.

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.

    Comments

    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story