My wife Danita and I agreed to drive over to Wyoming last Sunday to pick up our granddaughter and bring her back to her dad in Utah. We went over a little early for some sightseeing.
Before picking up our granddaughter, we took our cameras on the Wild Horse Loop Road, located around Green River and Rock Springs, WY. I shot some videos of the landscape in the area, but it doesn’t really do justice to the scenery. For one thing, it’s easy to forget that you’re at 7000-7500 feet above sea level.
It was very windy while we were on the road. A couple of times I thought I was going to do a Mary Poppins and fly away; the wind was so strong! If you look at the YouTube video above, you can see the various brush weeds blowing in the wind.
There aren’t a lot of high mountain peaks in that part of Wyoming, but it is very rocky. I got a shot of Pilot Butte, which juts up out of the high plains like its own Machu Picchu. I have trouble using the zoom on my little GoPro camera for some reason, so I used my Wondershare Filmora X video production software after the fact to zoom in digitally.
As for the road itself, it’s all gravel except for the first few feet on either end. We made it OK in our little Kia Soul, but a truck, Jeep or SUV with a sturdier suspension and a spare tire would work better if you’re making the trip. Perhaps due to the high wind and cold (the temperatures were in the 30s that day), there weren’t any horses running around. Danita spotted one far away from us and got some still shots with her zoom lens, but none of those stills are on the video above.
If you’re interested in the music that accompanies the video, it’s from my latest stock music item “Mirage (Slow, Meditative Ambience).” You can find it by following this link to Pond5.