We just finished day four. Yesterday, we went to the Utah Museum of National History in Vernal, Utah. Lots of information about this area and the many dinosaur remains and fossils that have been found here.
Then we toured the Dinosaur National Monument, 10 miles outside of Vernal. We did the fossil hike but the Quarry Visitor Center is closed and it held the best display of fossils. So we need to come back when it reopens in 2011!
We drove the auto tour of the National Monument, which was not much to speak of except for Josie Barrett’s cabin and homestead. This was a crusty lady who farmed by herself until 1964 when she died at the age of 90. No phone, electricity, plumbing, internet – just work and her animals. But she had a beautiful piece of property.
Today we drove North of camp to check out the Flaming Gorge and see the best route to Wyoming . Dean is a little concerned because there are many switchbacks and 8-9% grades. After driving the route Dean was more confident. It was a beautiful drive with lots of views of the gorge and the reservoir. During our drive we saw many lovely boondocking sites. So we returned to camp and packed up andmoved up to 8600 ft. where the low is only suppose to be between 35 and 45 tonight.
Tomorrow we will leave early again and drive to near Moran Junction (another boondocking spot) to meet with our friends Chuck and Jan Moore.