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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 ...
... can drive to, so besides the boat ramp there is a campground with picnic tables and the ever-friendly outhouses.
We had a fine lunch of tuna salad - without pickles! There was quite a discussion about pickles in tuna salad, sweet or dill or not at all, oh yes, and no onions. We at least had bread and butter pickles on the side for those of us who wanted them. A delicious final meal on the river. No naps after this lunch as we still have ...
... top of a dead tree. The rope went up and over, but then would not budge. It had gotten snagged on the top of the tree, and nothing anyone did would get the rope down. After working on it for a while, and putting the rest of the kitchen and food away, Frank brought up another rope and hung the garbage.
Everyone was so hot and tired after a long day of hard rowing and a hot hike that they all disappeared right after dinner.
Just to ...
... 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 ...