Crossing the North Platte River
Cowhands Scott McKay and John Guthrie III cross the North Platte River at Park Range Ranch in North Park, Colorado. (Coloradans in this remote part of the state, near the Wyoming line, call their valleys "parks.") The Park Range is a spectacular series of Rocky Mountain peaks overlooking the "park," in Jackson County, Colorado, one of the the least-populated counties in America.
Photo credit: Gates Frontiers Fund Wyoming Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division