Tuesday, July 19, 2016

North Chimney Rock In Firehole Canyon

North Chimney Rock In Firehole Canyon
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. Wyoming.  August 12, 2014
Copyright © 2016 A. F. Litt, All Rights Reserved

Photo of the Day by A. F. Litt: Day of Several Photos - July 19, 2016

This was the last stop on a long, two week trip through many states back in 2014.  We rolled all the way across Wyoming the night before, traveling from Scotts Bluff, Nebraska along the old Oregon Trail route, past Independence Rock, and arriving at the Firehole Canyon Campground sometime around midnight or later.   

Originally the plan was to drop down US 191 to Vernal, Utah and Dinosaur National Monument, but first we headed back up to I-80 and civilization in search of breakfast, which we were all too burned out to cook ourselves that morning.  Once back out on the freeway, I realized that we were a day's drive (true, a very long day's drive, but do-able) away from home, and we decided to cut the trip a day short and to sleep in our own beds that night.

I still haven't made it back to Dinosaur...  I've been there a couple of times before, many, many years ago, when I was a kid.  On one of these Southwest trips over the next couple years, I hope to take my kids there to visit.

As for Flaming Gorge, this spot is pretty nice, as you can see.  It's about all of the area we got to explore, though, since the whole family was pretty tired and it was time to go home.

As I wrote in the last post, Today, I plan on burning through several photos, filling in some of the gaps in the National Parks section of the website (http://aflitt.com/NationalParks). I am not sure how many I will get through, but there should be several "photo of the day" posts today.

Firehole Canyon Panorama
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. Wyoming.  August 12, 2014  
Copyright © 2016 A. F. Litt, All Rights Reserved



Flaming Gorge NRA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaming_Gorge_National_Recreation_Area
Flaming Gorge Reservoir: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaming_Gorge_Reservoir


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