Spirit Lake Lodge
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... the trees are now large arbor vitae, and the views are of the east side of the Flaming Gorge - lovely in the hot light of sunset.
Just south of the Flaming Gorge dam, I talk to a county sheriff, who recommends 'Firefighter Memorial Campground' for the night. A spacious, clean campground, my tent site gives me pretty views of the canyon and a nice sunset.
My tent is drying out, and I hope for a clear ...
... to the river to take a boat out. Really easy and we were off in a tin boat and an outboard....brilliant! Great fun, the gorge was stunning from the water as well and the kids enjoyed getting drenched. Then back to the truck, over the dam and off to find the next campground. This one a bit of a disappointment, looked very unloved and no way of filling up with water so we decided to push on into Wyoming, get a little closer to Jackson and head for Rock ...
... had been told earlier in the day that The Hot Tomato in Fruita was a good place for lunch. Since it was that time of day we decided we would try it out. We walked back to the van and pointed it back west.
On Interstate 70 there is a turn-out that truckers use often. I pulled over quickly so I could take a panorama photo of Mount Garfield. At two miles and 2,000 feet elevation ...
... bike and the bicycle fence running from 18 Road back toward the owner's home. I turned around again and we headed up the drive to the owner's home.
As we approached the home, we were greeted by a dog, two children and a man. We got out of the van and Hillary introduced herself as the Director of CMU (Colorado Mesa University) TV. She asked him if she could do a story on him and his fence. He agreed. During ...
... As I’ve read, the entire road, which is carved out of the beautiful red rock, was done with pick and shovel. I imagine that it was a WPA Project, done during the Depression. What a trip!
I got to the Saddlehorn Campground with no trouble, but was a bit confused at finding the right route into the loops. I did a ride-through both loops A and B, before settling on Site 23, facing about due east. I walked back to ...