SpringHill Suites Vernal
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We left Jackson this morning around 10:30. We had a relaxing morning; did some more laundry, caught up on the blog, ate breakfast, showered, etc.
Jackson is a great little western town. A lot of the buildings look like the old west. I would have liked to stay and walk around the historic district a bit, but unfortunately, parking the RV in town was just not going to happen.
We decided to ...
... was cooking the bacon he remembered (quickly) why he doesn't like to cook bacon on the river - too much grease to deal with! Thankfully we had an empty can from last night's dinner, so he kept draining the griddle into that, but it was still a mess. Even so, it made several of us remember one of our dear, departed rafting friends, Kim, who was famous for her bacon for river breakfasts. As we chatted we all realized that quite a bit of the trip ...
... canyon wrens were heard singing on this trip.
A half mile down from the confluence we arrived at Echo Park. It is one of the few spots on the river which is accessible by car. There is a hike up to some petroglyphs (as well as a welcome outhouse). I was much too hot to hike, so sat in the shade with Glenn and Ray, looking at the imposing end of Steamboat Rock. After a bit the hikers returned and we decided to have lunch. All of the lunch ...
... our way out of town.
We had lunch in a local bar which wasn't bad before continuing our stroll through town. Sean and I walked in the opposite direction to find the post office and get a flat pack box to send through to Mainfreight - it's a good way to get rid of the goodies we buy alone the way and also keep out load on the bikes lights as possible. For $14.00 it was sent through to be packed with the bikes when we return them back to NZ.
Dinner was had ...
... live in such dusty, isolated places. We traveled for hours to reach our destination - Dinosaur National Monument in Jensen, Utah. Long, straight roads for miles, hills and rock formations in the distance; Colorado is a big state to drive across!
As we neared Utah, we re-entered the mountains. These mountains looked more southwest-like, with canyons, red rock formations, and sandy mountains. Dinosaur National Monument was very cool. ...