|Trail 1 dusted with snow.
|We made it. "Northern" tree on left. Field assistant on limestone for scale.
|East side of juniper, protected from the wind and laden with berries (dark spots, click image to view).
|Fallen one in distance.
|Mature juniper berries often have a glaucous bloom, making them frosty blue.
|Headed home. What appears to be mountains on the horizon is a cloud bank.
Recently a reader asked where these junipers are in relation to Laramie. So I captured and sent her a photo from Google Earth. And wow, was I surprised! The limestone is much more impressive from the air. It's the gently sloping start of the foothills of the Laramie Mountains to the east.
|Arrow marks approximate location of the junipers. Paler areas east of town are exposed slabby limestone.
|A better view; black spots are scattered junipers.