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Shoshone National Forest

The last snows to grace us in the spring were wet and clung to every twig, creating a winter wonderland. Branches bent to kiss the ground as the snow lay heavy on them.


Frosted branches in small remote town of Dubois, Wyoming

I soaked up every snowflake, savoring the frosty weather as long as possible. The gentle springtime river lapped at smooth rocks, melting the snow into slush from underneath.


Snowy river in small remote town of Dubois, Wyoming

Snowy river in small remote town of Dubois, Wyoming

After admiring the surroundings close to home, I headed down Horse Creek to see how the view had changed since our last scenic drive. The sky had dusted powdered sugar over the entire landscape.


Snowy views near small remote town of Dubois, Wyoming

Snowy views near small remote town of Dubois, Wyoming

Mountain bluebirds flitted along the fences, while pronghorn grazed calmly on the other side. The bold orange of the badlands was crusted over, and my tires crunched against melting ice.


The snow grew deeper as I entered the forested area, and I couldn't help but wonder if some of these trees turn red and gold in the fall.


Snow frosted trees near small remote town of Dubois, Wyoming

I took a little walk near Horse Creek Campground, and the views were just beautiful in the cottony stillness.


Snowy trees near small remote town of Dubois, Wyoming

Snowy trees near small remote town of Dubois, Wyoming

Snowy trees near small remote town of Dubois, Wyoming

It was a lovely day in my version of paradise, and I headed back home with my spirit brightened.


Snowy field near small remote town of Dubois, Wyoming

Snowy hills near small remote town of Dubois, Wyoming