Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tongue River Canyon

As we went up and over the mountains today this was a picture I captured.  It's Tongue River Canyon, a very wild and rough canyon which contains Tongue River.  Tongue River is born in the Bighorns and goes on to become a tributary of the Yellowstone River.  The Yellowstone eventually joins the Missouri River.  This canyon was particularly beautiful today and the sun was just hitting it just right.  Should you drive up the canyon you would eventually have to stop and hike on up the canyon and along the river.  Then it becomes a steep, rocky path which rattlesnakes love to lurk around.  It's very rocky but if you're tough enough and have enough time you could end up on top of the mountains from there. 

We didn't go up the canyon - it was off to the north of the highway which we were on.  


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Your mention of rattle snakes makes me think that I need to stay in the car.... ha ha

Great picture... That is an amazing canyon, Diane. The Bighorns are such an interesting group of mountains and canyons, aren't they???? Gorgeous!!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Heidi said...

I drove through there when I was in third grade many moons ago...very magestic!!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh Diane, how wonderful to be surrounded by the beauty of nature and wildlife each and every day. You are truly blessed. Best wishes for the week ahead. :) Tammy

Laurie said...

what a beautiful picture Diane, I am SO excited to see the Big Horn mountains and Wyoming's amazing countryside, and can't wait to meet you! Only 2 more months!!

Jane said...

Good morning Diane - Amazing picture! I miss being in the West, although I could do without a snake of any sort, particularly one with a rattle on the end of its tail!


Jayne said...

I know it's scenery you see every day, but to me it's so breathtaking! Thanks for sharing Diane. :c)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a most gorgeous shot.Love the light on the mountains and those dark clouds.Everything about it says beauty.