Milky Way Over Yellowstone’s Mt. Washburn



Image Credit & Copyright: Alexis Coram.

Incredibly, as outdoorsy as I am, I have still never been to Yellowstone National Park.  It’s an awe inspiring location in Wyoming that has an offering for pretty much every nature enthusiast’s tastes.  This image of the Milky Way galaxy over Mt. Washburn was captured by a favorite of mine, Alexis Coram.  The Milky Way can be seen here rising over the treetops almost like a ghost in the night as we roll along its plane safely inside spaceship Earth.

At 10,243 ft. (3,122 m), Mt. Washburn is one of the more notable mountains in the range that bears its name, the Washburn Range.  The mountain was a major attraction shortly after its discovery by the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition in 1870.  They set out to explore the northwestern region of Wyoming by following the rough train of an expedition the previous year (Cook-Folsom-Peterson Expedition).  The…

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