so even though rising at 4 a.m. is not so much fun, getting up and going in time for sunrise at 6 a.m. does have its rewards. this was yesterday morning, taken from the road between shoshoni and the wind river canyon after i'd been on the road an hour and a half.
i remember the very first time i drove on this road. i was trying and trying to figure out how it went over the mountain, only to discover the delightful surprise that is the wind river canyon cutting through the mountains, which are the owl creeks on the west side and the bridgers on the right. the wind river indian reservation controls the owl creeks.
this pretty little rainbow showed up when i was between casper and shoshoni. just a little bit of rain, enough to provide the clouds that created the gorgeous sunrise about 45 minutes later.