Southern Wyoming is more cattle country than sage brush desert. It's also very windy. In several places there were big power-generating windmills, and in many spots they've built fences to keep the snow from drifting over the road.
What else is there in southern Wyoming? Oil wells and Black Angus cattle.
We crossed the continental divide at Laramie at just over 8,600 feet. That's probably the highest altitude we'll see on our way home. These are the rock formations at the top.
We're planning to start early every day on our return trip so as to avoid overheating in the afternoon. The sunrise across the prairie was beautiful this morning and I expect to see another beauty tomorrow.