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... views, possibly some wildlife, and, hopefully, an amazing night sky! Trip Summary 4470 miles driven 104:08 hours in the car 44.5 miles on the trail 21 NPS sites visited 2 National Battlefields 1 National Battlefield Site 2 National Parkways 1 National River 1 National Military Park 6 National Monuments 5 National Historic Sites 1 National Preserve 2 National ...
... Larry: Kathy, Larry and Darlene drove to the DNM at about 3 in the afternoon. It was about a 30 mile drive to the visitor's center. We then took a shuttle bus to the Quarry Exhibition Hall which is the "piece de resistance" of the national monument. In 1909 Paleontologist Earl Douglass began excavating dinosaur fossils here. A large tilted wall of stone, about a football field long by 100 feet high ...
... do not enjoy as much - hard rowing and no adrenaline-pumping rapids. Still, we keep ourselves entertained with singing and water fights.
On the other hand, the scenery is stunning. The rock of the canyon is changing from the red sandstone to much lighter limestone with its completely different texture. Still, the horizontal layers of the rock as it was laid down ages ago are quite visible. As the daughter of a geologist, I find this ...
All this area was carved out by the glaciers and the seas that the glaciers left behind. At one point, we were driving on the top of a butte, looking down into the Flaming Gorge - it went on farther than the eye could see and was over 5 miles wide! (It is called that because of the bright red soil in some of the buttes). It is hard to explain such vastness to New Englanders because ...
... s face. There are two levels to the building so you
can see the bones across the entire hillside. On the opposite side
of the building there are plaster casts with complete sets of bones
and an entire dinosaur skeleton assembled. We drove further down the
access road into the park and the road wound slowly through rising
rock landforms. The road eventually turned to gravel and there were
pullouts with trails ...