Monday, June 15, 2009

Fasten Your Seat Belt

Here we are on top of the mountain at Powder River Pass, 9,666 feet and beginning our descent.
Our ears have popped and everything sounds wierd.
We're almost at the canyon floor now, 4,426 feet. In 30 miles we have dropped 5,240 feet. You think that's a little dizzying, you should try it in the winter when the road is solid ice.

Now wasn't that fun??? Diane


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That was exciting.It's been so many years since I've been in these mountains,but I remember Powder River Pass.The pictures refreshed my memories.Thanks for the ride.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---thanks for taking us on that great ride. 9,666 feet???? Wooooo-that is high. And you dropped a huge amount in those 30 miles. I'd love to do that!!!!

Don't they close the roads in winter???? I cannot imagine driving it in the ice and snow.. Yipes!!!

Thanks for the great pictures, Diane.

Laurie said...

I'm really enjoying your pictures Diane, and this was great! When you get in that high altitude, is it hard to breath? thanks for sharing your beautiful side of the country with us!

Jayne said...

Dizzying!! But beautiful scenery!

Lisa Renéa said...

Woo Hoo!! What a ride. I am dizzy!! Seriously, there is an eleven mile drive that winds/curves for me to make it to I40...makes me sick sometimes, lol!
Truly I enjoyed these photos! Did I ever share with you, I always wanted to move to Wyoming as a kid?