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Jun 1, 2013 - Jackson to Green River, Wyoming

Saturday 1st June, 2013 Jackson to Green River, Wyoming (258.2miles/413km) Left Jackson this morning and drove south with the Grand Tetons on our right and the Rocky Mountains on our left, all snow-capped and glistening in the sun. Today is perfectly clear and much warmer than we have been for over a week. Once we drove out of the mountains we travelled across the high plains of Wyoming through a few small towns. We stopped for lunch at Kemmerer where J.C. Penney set up his first store in 1902 and it is still operating. We then drove out to...

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Sep 16, 2012 - Idaho, Utah, & Wyoming

Date: September 16, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Green River, WY Mileage: End - 116451 Start - 116028 Total Miles for the day: 423 Weather: mostly sunny Temperature: start 52º High 79º Wildlife count: Coyote, Pronghorn, Buffalo, Lizard, Mule Deer Birds: Magpie, Barn & Cliff Swallows, Raven, Kestrel, Red-tail Hawk, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ferruginous Hawk, Dark-eyed Oregon Junco, Crow We left Mountain Home, ID at 8:10 and drove east into the sun. What a beautiful Sunday morning – we were in worship with all of the beauty. We quickly left Idaho,...

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Sep 14, 2012 - Steamboat Springs, CO to Green River, Wyoming

Today was a day of contrasts...not only in temperature, but also in the landscape! When we left Steamboat Springs, this morning at 9am, there was frost on everything. By the time we reached Green River, at 5pm, we were seeing 82 degrees. (BTW, mapquest told us it would be a little over 5 hour drive...we didn't stop THAT often!!!) Today was a MAJOR contrast in landscape (as a person who fell in love with geology in college), it was simply amazing! Some places were rocky, some places forested, some places flat plains, some places bluffs, some...

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Aug 1, 2012 - Denver to Green River

Departing around 9:00am from the Balustrade in Denver, we head north and west to today’s destination; Green River, WY. The first stage takes us through Fort Collins, situated on the Cache La Poudre River along the Colorado Front Range located 57 miles north of Denver. Fort Collins is a large college town, home to Colorado State University. Instead of driving to Cheyenne, due to heavy traffic, and the 75 MPH speed limit on I25 we take Colorado14 to US125 to Laramie, WY. The road is low on traffic, and quite scenic with the Rocky Mountains...

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Jun 4, 2012 - A Quest

Green River, WY. We set off on a heavily wash-boarded dirt road on a quest to find the 1,100 to 1,600 wild horses that can be found on the government lands by Green River. We climbed White Mountain for an awesome view of Green River below us. We then came to Pilot Butte. Pilot Butte is located directly on top of White Mountain, and was named by early travelers in the region as a signal that they were close to the Green River. It is 7,949 feet in elevation at its highest point. The butte can be hiked, and has a steel ladder to assist in...

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Jun 3, 2012 - A colorful day

Green River, WY. Today's activities entailed a visit to Red Canyon above the Green River at Flaming Gorge. Flaming Gorge Dam creates a reservoir 91 miles long in both Wyoming and Utah. John Wesley Powell named the area on May 26, 1869 after he and his men saw the sun reflecting off of the red rocks. On our way to the dam, we marveled at the many miles of huge snow fences. Jim was delighted to find a coyote jaw while we were poking around one of the sections of snow fence. The roads were quite interesting. There were steep grades of as much...

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Jun 2, 2012 - The Snowy Range - IS!

Green River, WY. Before leaving Laramie we found Bart's Flea Market - a huge indoor shopping mecca of second hand goods. It took us 2 hours to peruse the market. We were able to resist the majority of goods offered but still ended up spending $13 - all good stuff, of course. Then we hit the road, taking Highway 130. First we encountered miles and miles of barren, windswept (gusting up to 40 mph today) high plains, short grass prairie. Then we started up the mountain. This road has been open only 3 days because of snow. The Snowy Range Road...

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Sep 7, 2011 - Flaming Gorge Recreational Area

We traveled east on I80 to Green River before turning south on Highway 530. This highway leads to Flaming Gorge and Dam. After choosing to camp at Buckboard Campground about 20 miles south of Green River, we took the truck only down to the gorge and dam. Flaming Gorge and Dam are in northern Utah. There is a scenic loop road that can be taken; however, we went down and back on the same road. It was about 120 miles round trip. The dam was orignally built for irrigation and flood control. It provides electricity and is a source of water...

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Jul 8, 2011 - Wide Open Wyoming

Took scenic route 30E out of Pocatello this morning. Soda Springs sounded like an intriguing name for a town so I was happy to see a sign pointing to " Geyser Park" - a 2 mile detour. This "captive geyser is carbon dioxide controlled to erupt hourly." There are 30 mineral salt springs in this town and in pioneer days people came here for the natural soda water. They would bring flavorings and make theiir own sodas. When the process was invented for artificial carbonation of water, everyone had at their fingertips what they used to come to...

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Jun 20, 2011 - Moving on to Casper, Wyoming...

I'm still behind in posting but will catch up a bit today. After our tour of the Flaming Gorge we headed back home for a bite to eat, hooked up the 5'er and continued on down the road, destination Casper, Wyoming. Dead ahead were the Castle Rock Tunnels. Opened in October 1969, the Castle Rock Tunnels are one of two sets of tunnels on Interstate 80 west of the Mississippi River (excluding the tunnel that carries Interstate 80 through Yerba Buena Island on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge). There is one two-lane tube for each direction...

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Jun 19, 2011 - Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all you guys out there. Sure missing mine today. Thought you might get a kick out of this short video. Just click 'Continue to Video' at bottom center of screen to skip the short advertisement. Have a great day! Father's Day Video

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Jun 15, 2011 - Part Two, Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway....

We continue our journey today on Utah 44 heading for the state line in Manila, Utah. Along this route we caught glimpses of Utah's Uinta Mountains to the east and got just a quick glimpse of nearby Sheep Creek Canyon, which has been designated a special geological area by the Forest Service because of its dramatically twisted and upturned rocks. We knew that a mostly paved 11-mile loop road cuts off from Utah 44, offering a half-hour tour of this beautiful, narrow canyon, a process that began with the uplifting of the Uinta Mountains...

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