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Today is our last day on the river. It will be a very long day. Glenn and I are in charge of breakfast, and our original plan was scrambled eggs, bacon and 'pull-aparts' to be baked in the Dutch oven. We got up very early to get started, but the more we thought about it, the more we felt that the pull-aparts would take too much time. We really needed to get going, so we settled for scrambled eggs with sautéed mushrooms and cheddar cheese, and bacon. ...
We were up early this morning. Other than a few quiet voices in tents, all that can be heard is the gentle lapping of the river. It is nice to camp in relatively flat water with no large roaring rapid just below to loom over you all night long (not according to Glenn - he loves the sound of the roaring river)!
Jill presented a delicious breakfast of homemade blueberry muffins and make-it-yourself parfaits of yogurt, strawberries, blueberries ...
... the next park I visit so we did that.
I took three of the short trails near the Visitor Center: Alcove Nature Trail, Canyon Rim Trail and Window Rock Trail. By then it was getting late enough that I quit hiking and drove back to the overlooks I had passed earlier. By the time I finished visiting them the light was already getting bad. I drove toward the entrance closest to the Visitor Center passing the outlooks I ...
400 miles of beautifully typical Colorado weather: sunny through the mountains, storms came over North Park. Started raining in Steamboat, added hail in Craig, then the sun came out while I pitched my tent at Green River Campground in the Utah side of Dinosaur National Monument.
And, Oh yeah, the big excitement was rounding ...
... There are some neat roadside signs declaring the rock strata as we descend and the era of deposition and type of fossils found within. This is an area rich with fossils.
We picked our site because it had a
pool and had been promising Peter a swim all day...but it is late and
we get him cleaned up, changed and into bed. The silver lining was the sunset. Red
and orange from the haze and smoke coming east from the 2,000 acre
forest fire 40 miles west of here.