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The Douglas Creek Placer District, Medicine Bow Mountains, Southeastern Wyoming

It was July. The cool mountain air filtered the harsh Wyoming sun making the day fairly pleasant. Winter had finally receded, but an occasional drift hid in the shadows of the forest. I drove into the heart of the Medicine Bow National Forest...

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