Friday, August 14, 2009

Summer 2009 tour - day 14 - 688 km (11 hrs in the saddle)

Estes Park - Rocky Mountain National Park in the rain (with a bit of fog - 5 C at the summit - moose pair spotted and everyone stops where they are and jumps out of their vehicles for photo ops!) - hwy 40 miles and miles and miles of high prairie desert to Dinasour 31 C - Vernal Utah - Flaming Gorge National Park - into the rain again! - North on 191 in Utah and Wyoming to Rock Springs Wy.

Flaming Gorge national park and reservoir and damn are very nice - Don took a wee jaunt down to the river below the dam.

Utah has excellent signage along their national park, pointing out which areas formed coal, which are producing potash, are fossilized sand dunes or are ancient seabeds. And the best switchbacks ever :) nicely banked and room enough I didn't feel crowded navigating them.

Breaking into Wyoming is an amazing transition to swooping open sweepers, climbing the canyons then riding along the top. Lots of open range.

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