(nr Kemmerer WY)
My route through Wyoming took me past Fossil Butte National Monument. It sets among some buttes that were once part of a pre-historic lake. Numerous fossil digs have been done in the area, and samples are on display.
There was a demonstration on how they reveal and clean the fossils. It was rather interesting to see the process. A large variety of species have been uncovered.
I hiked the Nature trail which goes up the side of a butte, past a beaver pond, and through an aspen grove. There I saw a moose amongst the trees, which I thought odd for that region. And, the photos didn’t turn out all that good.
I also saw a small snake on the trail. But, he didn’t want his picture taken; so, he quickly slithered into the sage brush. It was a nice side trip along US-30, and only a few hours.
Site: Fossil Butte National Monument
Scene: Buttes, cliffs, aspens, fossils