It'll be 72 and sunny... the day before we arrive... but the morning of our arrival... the weather'll be comin' in... Well... We're planning on spending much of the summer in the Idaho/Montana country... so... you folks up there should count on and plan for a cold, wet summer! :) Sorry!!
We rolled along 530, down the west side of Flaming Gorge reservoir, crossing out of Wyoming and back into Utah. It's open, high desert country... The kind of country that washes away that pressure in your chest. You know, that sensation that feels like a pair of the "Biggest Losers" is using your chest for a bench while they have lunch.
At the southern end of the lake we turned back east for 25 miles or so to climb up through Cedars and Pines to get to the Red Canyon area.
|*A byway pullout at Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area*|
Just west of this pretty little lake is the road that turns down into the Canyon Rim Campground. Considering the weather I figured it would be better to stay on some paved roads for a bit... rather then trying to drag a 12,000 lb. fiver through the mud hunting a Boondocking camp.
So... we turned down the road to Canyon Rim... only to find it closed... apparently for Bark Beetle mitigation work... But now worries... There's two more camps along the same road... Greens Lake and Red Canyon...
It was Red Canyon that we chose... and by late afternoon the temps had climbed back up enough to melt off the inch or two of snow that had fell...
|*Red Canyon Campground, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area*|
|*A Utah Traffic Jam*|
But... how are you supposed to do that... when the critters keep following YOU! :)
|*Big Horn Tourists in Flaming Gorge... watching the canine tourists!*|
|*Flaming Gorge Big Horns*|
So... we'll wait... keep the propane tanks full... and hope... that the dumbo scientists who have been claiming that Global Warming is a comin' aren't weather dyslexic... and that in reality... it's another Ice Age! :)
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