|I think they want in.|
The snow had all melted (never stuck) on the roads. We drove to the General Store. The owner said he woke up and worried about us. This wind and snow hand’t been forecasted. There was less than an inch in the valley. We talked education for a while. He was an engineer in the Air Force and flew fighter jets in Vietnam. We used the internet to check forecasts and road conditions to make a plan.
We headed to Vernal about 8:30am and promptly got stuck on the west side of the pass above Flaming Gorge Reservoir on 44. We lost momentum and traction and there we sat.
Thankfully there were two lanes so we didn’t have to pull very far off the road to leave a lane clear. We ate oranges, trail mix, and oatmeal raisin Cliff bars for breakfast. Several people stopped to see if we need to help. The snow plow came by going the other way and then back our way.
Jeremiah was on the phone helping Leah solve a network issue, so we awaited a while longer. It was starting to melt a bit.
|Phosphate mine north of Vernal|
|Looking toward Vernal|
|Really interesting geology, from bright red rock/clay to these yellow sandy sculptures.|
|Litte park along the road.|
|Fed and watered the dogs ....|
|gathered stove fuel ...|
|bundled and stowed it.|
|Actually we were leaving. :P|
|I hope the scenery is more colorful than the sign!|
|Rock wall paintings along the highway.|
The tipi was still frozen and wet, so Joshua put the liners in except for on the doors. Because of the ground I had my head in front of one of the doors … to be blown on through the open flap to dry the tipi and dripped on by the lack of liners until it dried. If those things did happen I was too hard asleep to care.