July 21-24, 2015
On Tuesday (7/21) we drove from Duchesne to Flaming Gorge, Utah. The drive north from Vernal, UT to the Gorge was very pretty but it was an extremely steep road. We were lucky to find a nice campground in the Lodgepole Forest Service campground just south of the Gorge. On Wednesday, we took a short hike around the Gorge and a tour of the dam. Even though the sky was cloudy it was still very pretty. On Thursday, we spent a perfect morning kayaking on the lake, where we paddled 3 miles. Friday, we decided to continue heading north, which took us into Wyoming. The drive north was very pretty with lots of rolling hills, deer, and antelope. We ended the day at a very nice city park in Lander, WY where we were surprised by some great birding, walking trails.
View of the river below the dam