Saturday, July 25, 2015

Flaming Gorge

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.






A view of the dam before descending to the base. DSC_8288

At the bottom of the dam looking up…DSC_8302

The power plant inside the dam.  Not as big as Hoover or Glen but still impressive. DSC_8297

View of the river below the dam


Ready to hit the water…IMG_2396

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Some beautiful views in Wyoming DSC_8280



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