The Land Before Time

Hopped in the van and traveled back 149 Million years to Dinosaur National Monument.  Basically a bunch of dinosaurs died in a riverbed and their bodies washed downstream until they created a logjam of bones.  All the fossils are still embedded in the hillside.  It’s quite amazing.  I listened to an audiobook about evolution, which provided an interesting mental backdrop to explore the park.  Ended up camping for 3 nights…solo…the park was empty.  Felt good to get out there and check out a place that seems to be highly underrated.  I tell you what guys, Utah is pretty damn amazing.

these things really existed

colors in the high country

11000 ft campfire

Wasatch Mtns 75 miles away

Utah Moon

The Yampa River.  Camped all the down there by my right elbow.

an old cabin in the middle of nowhere

Van Camp night 2

Steamboat Rock

morning coffee walk

just me and the wildlife

the morning stillness was unforgettable

cottonwoods miiiight be my fav trees

all lit up

down by the river: night 3

alive in a dead way

finally used the fireworks from July 4th

notice the big dipper…such a random, rad shot!

 

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Love this. Love the freedom of just taking yourself off into the wilderness. So many pretty amazing places on your doorstep and with no, or very few, tourists in sight.

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