Photos: An unexpectedly quiet eclipse viewing

In Lander, Wyoming, the promised eclipse hordes never materialized.

  • Joe and Meredith Rohrer camped in the Lander City Park over the weekend. They set up in the middle of the baseball field a couple hours before totality, before any other viewers has arrived. The couple traveled from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, for the event.

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  • Eclipse viewers look at the sun through darkened glasses from the deck of the Gannett Grill. The restaurant opened around noon after the totality at 11:39 a.m.

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  • Cady Shoutis, a Lander local, looks at the “bite” out of the sun in Jaycee Park. Her husband, Art, lower right, expected it to be busier.

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  • Kelsey Gosselin of Pennsylvania, center, and Liz Elmstrom of Rhode Island stopped to watch the eclipse while on a cross-country road trip to Seattle, Washington. In the background are Dario Silva and Denise Leonardi, who came from Albuquerque, New Mexico for the natural phenomenon.

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  • Art and Cady Shoutis show Asa Kozlowski, 6, and Emmitt Ross, 5, the reflection of the sun through their homemade pinhole projectors.

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  • O'Reilly Auto Parts employees enjoy the view of the waxing crescent after totality before returning to work.

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  • Beau Wending, left, and Doug Thompson tailgate during the eclipse on First Street in Lander. Thompson said he thought most people went out of town to open land to see the eclipse.

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  • People watch the sun pass into totality as a midday sunset surrounds them.

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  • The moon fully eclipsed the sun for about a minute in Lander, Wyoming.

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  • Cars back up along Highway 287 as people return home after the eclipse on Monday night. Cars were backed up almost 30 miles on the route into Rawlins, Wyoming.

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  • John Holliday of Rifle, Colorado, snacks with hitchhikers Freja Berg and Baylee West while waiting for the traffic jam on Highway 287 to let up.

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  • A digital traffic sign in Rawlins, Wyoming, invites eclipse travelers to stretch their legs. Although Rawlins wasn't in the path of totality, many people traveling from Colorado passed through the town to get to their viewing spot.

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