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Thursday July 24, 2014
This morning because it was raining we had to alter our plans for the morning, so we started off by going to the “Utah Field House of Natural History State Park museum”. The museum specializes in the states ancient past, including 150 million year old dinosaur bones, fossil specimens, reconstructed dinosaur skeleton, research lab, and numerous exhibits on ...
... south of Jackson. For hours we drove out in nowhere land looking for somewhere. At times we thought we were at somewhere, but really were in nowhere. After many hours of traveling in nowhere land we finally arrived at the somewhere we were looking for. Tomorrow again we will be traveling somewhere in nowhere land. This country really has a lot of nowhere land and it takes forever sometimes to get ...
... about 100 are still frozen in time for you to see!! About 149 million years ago, a combination of drought then flood led to hundreds of these creatures (dead and alive) being washed downstream until they started to pile up, into a sort of natural carcass dam. They were then buried in layers of silt and slowly turned into stone for us to study today. This quarry has yielded one of the ...
... one feel very small! You can see the 'tiger stripes' of weathering which is visible on several of this type of rock walls in the area. It is amazing how the swallows find little crags in the sheer rock to build their nests. The swallows swooped around, not quite as much as the bats in the evening, and the merganzers swam upstream. Always Mama followed by her group of youngsters of the year. They are the only ducks that we ever see on this river. ...
... that went down to 10 mph. The road was a thin 2 laner and the only part that had guardrails were the corners, the rest was a drop-off of at least 1,000 ft or so. At the top I took a picture of one side of the mountain and the other side. There are no Aspen trees here and no colours just green and brown. Looking forward to getting to the Grand Tetons tomorrow, this will remove another item from my bucket list :)
Other places to stay in Vernal
1515 W US Hwy 40, Vernal | 2 star hotelfrom $119
1205 West Highway 40, Vernal | 3 star hotelfrom $118
251 East Main Street, Vernal | Hotelfrom $110
311 E. Main St., Vernal | 1 star hotelfrom $67
423 W Main Street, Vernal | Hotelfrom $119
590 W. Main St., Vernal | 1 star hotelfrom $58
301 E 100 S, Vernal | 2 star hotelfrom $121
1015 Highway 40 East, Vernal | Hotelfrom $65
1684 West US Highway 40, Vernal | Hotelfrom $48