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... gallery, a black light room with fluorescing rock display, maps and a movie about the process of extracting fossils which makes this museum a very informative stop for anyone even remotely interested in dinosaurs. There were a large number on dinosaurs in this particular area of Utah 150 million years ago because there was a huge lake in the area with meandering rivers flowing into and out of ...
... out and drag the rafts over. Not bad.
Last year in this section we met a moose! This is very arid country, and not at all moose territory, so seeing him was quite surprising. He was out in the river trying to cross in front of us. He was not very happy with us, but he did at least show us the deeper channels! Jill had her camera out and took some amazing photos. This year no moose, but in the final canyon we did see a group of bighorn ...
... to go on up to 'Butt Plug Falls,' a spot where a smaller creek creates a pool of water up in a rock formation. It normally just trickles down the rocks, but if someone sits in the pool, plugging the opening, and then stands up the water cascades down the rocks, cooling the other hikers below. Sounds like a fun spot to visit!
For our dinner I chose an Indian meal beginning with four chutneys, coconut, beetroot, zucchini and red bell pepper ...
... to Hell's Canyon" - Yikees!!! We just drove slowly and made it just fine.
Once we left the pines of the Black Hills behind and entered Wyoming, the scenery turned into the traditional desert - low sage brush and miles and miles of sand. Most of this part of Wyoming was like that, but when we entered the Unita Mountains in Utah, the pine trees were back. Then they disappeared and there were miles ...
... waiting for the first snow flake.
Heading east about 10 miles out of
town, we turned down an unassuming little access road for about 7
miles into Dinosaur National Monument. We parked in the little
parking area and walked into the little visitors center which was
about ½ retail space (full of plastic and stuffed dinosaurs, books
and T-shirts) and ½ very informative displays about dino ...