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2008: Escape of the DNC; Day#8

We start out this day by heading to Walden, CO to photograph UP Caboose #25408; I wonder if folks remember looking for this Google Earth Contest location.

We then take an Auto Tour of the McCallum Field which is a nice / short 11 mile drive with stops showing the way that BLM setup to explain historical gas and oil drilling in Colorado.
We then cross into Wyoming; catching Lunch in Laramie and then head west towards the Snowy Range. This takes us through Centennial, WY where we stop at the old Laramie, Hahns Peak & Pacific Depot. It’s been moved a short distance from its original location and is now a museum.

We then reach the Snowy Range and if you are ever in this area this is a scenic drive well worth your time.

We will also find this monument to a plane crash where 66 people lost their lives in 1955.

Medicine Bow Peak

Once on the other side of the range we turn north towards Saratoga, WY where we stop very briefly at the museum there to take a few shots and continue our drive north.

We move on as the car is once again giving us trouble, this time the A/C is starting to not work right and it’s hot out so we want to get to Rawlins quickly. Once we reach Rawlins find our way to the Depot which was a small challenge.

We also swing over the the west side of town to find UP#533 which was another small challenge given highway construction.

We call it a day and head east back to Laramie for the night with a car that is like a sauna inside.

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