Travel Blogs from Vernal
... Today's trip down river is mostly a float, with nothing greater than riffles which are waves without much in the way of rocks to maneuver around. The trouble with this section of the river is that most of the day is rowing rather than being carried along by faster moving current. This means that if the upstream winds come up, which they always do, rowing against the wind makes the rowing doubly difficult. It is the type of day that the 'hard ...
... The road turned out to be fine. I drove all the way to the end before I stopped. I walked over to see Steamboat Rock at the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers. It's hard to believe that in the 1950s there were people who wanted to put a dam just downstream from this spot. I walked over to some nearby petroglyphs. They weren't very impressive. I went back to the car and headed back toward ...
... to the wildfires Colorado has experienced in recent weeks. That and the drought ... it's bone dry most places. However, the Aspen trees were beautiful and many of the firs looked healthy.
We saw many working ranches and farms where people are fortunate to have anything growing. Mostly they were baling hay. We saw the ski slopes of Steamboat Springs and several little towns. The terrain became desert-like for quite some distance. I wonder ...
"Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word.
Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play.
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day."
- Eleanor Farjeon
... we would go to the visitor’s center and would get a glimpse at the Gorge. Fortunately, these days that we push through disappointment sometimes turn into unexpected gems.
As we drove into the Recreation Area we saw a herd of Dall Sheep with many babies. They moved away from the road when we stopped and I believe purposefully all turned their backsides toward us. Really. There were about 16 sheep and in about ...