Saving Planet Earth

Kerry Temple '74 | Spring 2013 | Notre Dame Magazine

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I'd like you to see this.

I am on the rocky edge of Mistymoon in the cold gray of dawn. Mistymoon is a lake in the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area of Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains. It is cradled into a bowl of mountain rock and boulder field, the shoulders of Bomber Mountain and the steep flanks of Florence Pass. The countenance of Cloud Peak looms above, though heavy mists now crown the 13,000-foot summit. The round, clearwater lake — 10,250 feet above sea level — is a quarter mile across. A beautiful liquid jewel in the land above the timberline.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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