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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 ...
... in this section of the river that we really must leave early.
The exit of Whirlpool Canyon is as dramatic as its entrance, with the huge curved mountain cut through by the river, but then all of the sudden we are in the almost flat Island Park. The river widens, and sandbars abound. It is a challenge to decide which channel to take. Over seven miles of seemingly endless flat water we had only a few short sections of sand bars which we had ...
... below. In the past at the Jones Hole camps we have been visited by bighorn sheep and a skunk, but this year a black bear had been seen in the area, so there were warning signs everywhere. Thankfully, we saw no signs of any bears!
There is a great hike up the creek. As it was our evening to prepare dinner we did not join the hikers, so I cannot recall whether they saw petroglyphs or pictographs, but one or the other were seen. They ran out ...
... lunch in a spot by the Green River. Later on, Fred found a rock he liked at another spot in the Green River so we now have 3 rocks to bring home!
The next to the last stop had some Indian petroglyphs (pictures carved into stone) that are over 1000 years old. We got some good pictures and marveled at how well they are preserved.
... busy. We decided to give it a miss and head up to Dinosaur National Monument. This is four hours north and half the park is in Utah and half in Colorado. This meant we crossed into a new state making that the fourth!
On the way we stopped at Mill Canyon to see some dinosaur bones. There is an area that encompasses the Southwest and a couple of states known as Dinosaur Diamond - named because the area is roughly diamond in shape. Within this area there are many ...