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 ...
... us all think of Kim. She will be forever missed.
The kitchen cleaned up and packed away, the rope rescued from the tree (as I mentioned in yesterday's blog), the camping gear all packed and stowed - we were ready to leave our last camp. This morning we leave Whirlpool Canyon and must row through Island Park. There will be no rapids, and hardly even any riffles until after lunch. So frequently the upstream winds (and sometimes bugs) ...
... brought up to the shade, and we dined well, as usual.
After a bit of a post-lunch snooze we pushed on around the far side of Steamboat Rock and into Whirlpool Canyon. In this area we began to get rocks which were suddenly (aeons ago) thrust up vertically. In some places they would be virtually swirly. It makes one wonder what intense pressure caused these upheavals when the mountains were formed.
Most, if not all of the geography ...
... 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. ...