Favorite Nature Spots of the TreeHugger Team (Part 1 of 2)

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Collin Dunn

credit: Jocelyn Tutak

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Collin Dunn
That's me at Shadow Lake (aptly named, no?) which is on the back side of the Cirque of the Towers in Wyoming's Wind River Range. It's really out of the way, really hard to get to, and rewards your effort to get there with amazing scenery, tranquil beauty, and ravenous mosquitos. While that last part is not my favorite, I still remember how awesome it was to stand there on that rock and watch the amphitheater of mountain peaks transform as the alpenglow intensified and faded. It was, and still is, amazing.