As a UW grad many years ago, the close proximity to the Rockies, Snowy Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, Vedauwoo, and Fort Laramie up north, and yes the towns of Laramie and Cheyenne were major reasons to attend school during the week and hit the outdoors whenever there was a chance. One hasn't really lived a full life until they've spent time in the west, for example the south eastern corner of Wyoming.
Hang-gliding, para-sailing,rock climbing, hiking, cross country skiing, kayaking, camping, mushroom hunting, fishing, listening to the marmots. The streams are clear, cold and fast as the lakes, filled with fish.
The whole sky is blue with white clouds and the electric storms are short and colorful. The hills are high but invite climbers to be able to see for miles atop their peaks. Trees line valleys, and along the narrow riverbanks. The colors of the plains are antelope tan, sagebrush green, and deep reddish orange.
One cannot help feeling alive in this area of the country.
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