Monday, May 19, 2014

Glow in the Desert

In Wyoming, the majority of land is publicly owned (state, Forest Service, or Bureau of Land Management). Hikers, runners, mountain bikers, horseback riders and other trail-lovers could probably spend every day of summer trekking on Wyoming’s two-tracks and paths but never see them all.

The closest mountain trail to us is about 40 miles away, but we’re only 5 miles from a plethora of desert paths and dirt roads frequented more often by pronghorn and wild horses than by people.

I went there to run some desert hills last Saturday, but the luminescent bouquets of Wyoming Indian paintbrush (Castilleja linariifolia) glowing from the east-facing slopes kept distracting me from my intended workout. You can see why!

“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” –PSALM 16:11 (AMP)

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