Yellow Ridge in the Washakie Wilderness, Wyoming

© Ralph Maughan

This photo is of Yellow Ridge, looking across the headwaters of the Greybull River in mid-July. As you can see, the area is far above timberline with trees only in the bottom of the drainage -- down in the Greybull River.

I was standing on point 12,049 in one of the strongest straight-line winds I'd ever encountered. The photo was shot at f:4 1/500 sec.on Kodachrome 25.

Beyond Yellow Ridge (the view is to the west), there are no roads for about fifty miles! I wish there were more such places in America today.