Before I tell you where we are and what we have been doing, please note that we have zero phone service. If you have tried to call us please email instead. I am not sure if this is going to be a continuous problem with Sprint in the west or if it's just this area. We stay in roaming or can't get on at all so if you called and we didn't answer, please understand the problem. The Sprint internet connection has worked most of the time but it also goes in and out. I am hoping to get this journal posted today but the pictures may have to be added later.
We have been staying at Tex's RV Campground in Green River, Wyoming. It is only about 100 miles from where we plan to go next in Utah. We have a pull thru site with all the hookups but the sites are pretty crowded. This seems to be the norm for the area and we are looking forward to staying at some State Parks later when they open in May. This is a Good Sam's park and the cost was $34 per night.
This is a very interesting area of Wyoming. It is called an oasis in the arid high desert because it has a river running right through the middle of town. The elevation here is around 6800. It is an old mining town and is home to one of the largest railroad switching yards in Wyoming. There are trains running right in the middle of town and wild horses a few miles away and tons of wildlife. Green River is the gateway to the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area from the North. The city also served as a vital crossroads in the development of the western frontier. It is rich in western history and served as a stopover for both the Overland Stage Line and the Pony Express.
Yesterday we drove over 150 miles to what is called the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. It was awesome! We have never seen anything like it and would highly recommend to everyone. It took us 4 hours to drive around the loop but it was worth it. You drive though desert areas with nothing but sagebrush to snow covered mountains to huge lakes and the river and the most colorful mountains we have ever seen. It was breathtaking and I hope my pictures do it justice. The route takes you through part of Utah and back to Wyoming. There is fantastic camping area all along the loop but they are closed this time of year. There are marinas some even have house boats to rent and camp on the river. We would love to spend a long time in the area if the campgrounds on the loop were open and we did not have to move closer to Alaska.
We are leaving this morning heading toward Provo, Utah and will let you know what we discover there.