Travel Blogs from Vernal
Today we are in Dinosaur National Park. True to its name it is completely full of dinosaur bones. In fact there is a wall (about two busses long) with 1500 dinosaur bones on it. My favourite thing about the wall is that all the bones are real, none of them were casted! We also did a walk with a ranger. She described why there are so many dinosaur bones. The walk wasn't that special but we saw one awesome ...
... I performed my usual task of rolling up the sleeping bags, deflating and folding the air mattress, and then helping Glenn get the tent down. He packed up the dry bags and carted everything back down to the river to re-rig the raft. When I had done all I could, I took my chair to a shady spot and watched them packing up for another day on the river. When you hear the shout 'last call for the groover,' you know that we are getting close to ...
There are signs for more petroglyphs along the road. They were more interesting than the ones at Echo Park. There is also an old homestead. I took a few pictures and then headed for the Quarry Visitor Center.
The Quarry Visitor Center has a few exhibits and is the spot where you catch a shuttle to the Quarry Exhibit Hall. I took a quick look around and caught the ...
It was a great opening about a talk on Perseverance. This area of Utah is not abundantly wealthy, at least not from a monetary standard. (The area though in the desert has a wealth of natural beauty.) The church was beautiful but the church bulletin showed their needs were greater than their income. They even had a charity fund to help those in the area – all peoples. A church is built to ...
... forming the beautiful gorge before us. When we visited Dinosaur National Monument we learned that early in its history, people wanted to build a dam beyond Echo Park and fill it with a reservoir/lake. Many protested as fossils and petroglyphs were found in the area. The resolution was to build a dam further upstream and that dam became Flaming Gorge Dam. General Powell once again enters our stories as this is the area he ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking