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... so healthy for this time of the year, I can only imagine that this is someone's full time job to take care of them.
We were hoping that we could spend today and tomorrow in this area and then head to the Rocky Mountain National Park. However, the reports say that the main road through the park is closed to everyone but essential traffic, so I guess we will have to visit this park another time. ...
... out is usually a fairly quick and exciting one. There are four class 3 rapids, and many riffles in-between. This time it was exciting, but not terribly quick due to the low water level. Entering the canyon you come up quickly on Moonshine Rapid, a long, two-part rapid filled with lots of boulders to avoid. Not far beyond is S.O.B. Rapid, which we did not even recognize. There had been so many rocks in the river to avoid, that it just seemed ...
... s, sunny and dry.
Vernal is next to Dinosaur National Park with a huge wall of dinosaur fossils. For anyone interested in dinosaurs and geology, it is a must see.
The night before we left, Thursday, T and I had dinner with Jamis, Nicole, and the girls. Emma told us to be carful of the bears because they like to ...
... long and steeply tilted (67° from horizontal) and contains hundreds of dinosaur fossils. The enclosing rock has been chipped away to reveal the fossil bones intact for public viewing. It is quite impressive and there are several places where you can actually touch dinosaur bones that are over 149 million years old! They think the origin of the wall is when the dinosaurs died their bodies were then washed down ...
A few miles out of town, the movie
started back up. Peter could not find 'helmet', his old bicycle
helmet, that is his lovey (kind of like a teddy bear or blanket to
most typical kids). So we back tracked to town and found it
(actually a replacement) at the school lost and found. We used the
GPS to find the best route south and the fool-thing took us back
toward Salt Lake City. About two hours later we were able to correct
our route and ...