You pinned the sun, that we might have wind and waves. You hung the moon, that we might have tides. You divided the north and south by a river canyon. You shortened the days of my youth, making me self-aware early in the morning. With great love, you’ve shown me the exceeding riches of your kind heart—grace and mercy through Christ. My headwater is in your spring.
I snapped this pic of Buffalo Bill Reservoir in Cody, Wyoming. The center of the photo is the Shoshone River canyon that divides Rattlesnake Mountain to the north from Cedar Mountain to the south. The reservoir is formed at the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Shoshone River.
The South Fork Shoshone River headwaters are 11,253 feet high on Crescent Mountain in the Washakie Wilderness (part of Shoshone National Forest). Crescent Mountain is on the Continental Divide, separating the Shoshone National Forest from the Teton National Forest, and the Absaroka Range from the Teton and Wind River Ranges.
The North Fork Shoshone River headwaters are 11,602 feet high on Stinkingwater Peak in Sunlight Basin (part of the Shoshone National Forest). John Colter dubbed what is now called the Shoshone River the "Stinking Water" because of the sulphurous gases emanating from hot springs and other geothermal features along the river. The name of the river was changed to be more tourism friendly, but the name of the peak remains.
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