Sunday, May 12, 2013

2013-05-12 Happy Mother’s Day

Marilyn and I had a great sightseeing day.  We drove the Flaming Gorge Loop from Rock Springs south on US 191 to the Flaming Gorge Dam, then back up the other side of the Green River returning home – a total of 178 miles on the Jeep.  The loop took us into Utah DSC02607, and back into Wyoming. DSC02618


As we started the drive we were able to see mountains with deep valleys, and to the west we could see snow capped peaks.  The Green River flows through the Uinta mountains, and joins with the Colorado River.  DSC02602DSC02603DSC02606


We drove into the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area at the Antelope Flat Overlook.  DSC06885DSC06886DSC06887


At the next overlook, we could see the lake and this red rock formation that looked like a steak with a slice out of it.  DSC06888-001DSC06889-001


We took pictures of the front and back sides of the dam from overlooks.  We even looked across and found this little waterfall.  DSC06892DSC06894DSC06896-001


Next stop was Red Canyon.  DSC06906DSC06909


The views of the Green River at the bottom of the Red Canyon are spectacular.  We heard an eagle, but did not get his picture, however, as we left Red Canyon, we saw this Mountain Goat.  DSC02609DSC06907DSC06912


Northward, we came to Sheep Creek Geological Loop with its fantastic rock formations.  DSC02613DSC02614DSC02615DSC02616DSC02617


Now that you have suffered through these pictures of rivers and rocks, I have a few of Prong Horned Antelope.  We did get one facing us, but most of them just showed their butts.  DSC06924DSC06925-001DSC06926


Hugs and Type at you Later.

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