Snowy Ghost

Fremont Peak, Wind River Mountains, Wyoming

Charlie Love and I set out in my Piper Clipper to get pictures of the Knife Point Glacier in the mid 1980’s. He was a geologist at Rock Springs Community College and was studying the retreat of the glacier. It was September, and this was the last chance we had to get pictures before winter’s snows had hidden its margins.

In the past, Charlie and associates had camped at the base of the Fremont Peak, seen in the foreground of the photo, on their way to the glacier and had looked up at the ghost-like apparition visible on the left of the image. They had named it the “Snowy Ghost.” The “ghost” seemed none too pleased by our intrusion.

As you can see in the photo, mountains in the background were engulfed in a blizzard and clouds. We just barely beat the snowflakes to get the photos he needed, and narrowly avoided the storm. The wind over the mountains tossed us about mightily and we were very glad to make our escape. For the narrative of the harrowing adventure, see:

Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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