dinosaur national monument to flaming gorge national recreation area. 9.3.14

After waking up in Dinosaur, we enjoyed some coffee and breakfast while studying our surroundings that we'd precariously driven through in the dark the night before.

 Lots of muddy rutted out road.

Lots of muddy rutted out road.

 In daylight, we realized what an iffy trek it'd been to get into our camping spot.

In daylight, we realized what an iffy trek it'd been to get into our camping spot.

 Getting out was a balancing act.

Getting out was a balancing act.

 En route to Ashley National Forest.

En route to Ashley National Forest.

 The drive was winding and gorgeous.

The drive was winding and gorgeous.

 Utah is truly a very colorful area.

Utah is truly a very colorful area.

 And out of nowhere, a mine.

And out of nowhere, a mine.

 He told me to do something for the photo.

He told me to do something for the photo.

 Loulou slacking on the job as navigator.

Loulou slacking on the job as navigator.

 Ashley National Forest.

Ashley National Forest.

 First view of the reservoir.

First view of the reservoir.

 Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

 Flaming Gorge Dam.

Flaming Gorge Dam.

 The Campbulance looks good anywhere she's parked.

The Campbulance looks good anywhere she's parked.

 A dumpster near the Green River put-in. 

A dumpster near the Green River put-in. 

This day was so jam-packed with adventure that we have to split it into two posts so we don't totally inundate you with photos. Next post…paddling the Green River!