So here we are in Utah near Provo looking at Mount Tipanogas. Viewed from the southwest, Mount Timpanogos resembles the profile of a sleeping woman. Various legends are told of an Indian maiden who died of grief after her lover was killed but there is no evidence that any of these are actual Native American myths.
When Sharyn and I moved to Utah in the 70's the smoke from the cars and this Kennecott copper mine was so thick we didn't see any mountains until we were almost to Ogden in the north end of the valley.
Antelope Island may look distant in this picture but it isn't very far and sits in the Great Salt Lake Nolrtheast of Salt Lake City.
Stansbury Island was much closer and is directly east of Salt Lake City.
I can't tell you how tight it was pulling into this rest stop on I-80. These two trucks were the only vehicles and there was only inches on either side pulling in.
They had a few historic signs in the rest area Jedediah Smith must have really gotten around because there is a park near the coastal border of Oregon and California named after him.
We stopped at a MacDonald's for a breakfast snack and I got some pictures of Yellow Headed Blackbirds...
... then passed a Morton's salt mining operation on the Great Salt Lake.
If I had needed any salt for my snack there was plenty here.
Just into Nevada Sharyn got a picture of Pilot peak
We stayed for the night in Winnemucca, Nevada in a very nice RV park and I got this picture for Peter of the RV of person doing very well...
After many miles we took off on highway 78 (Steens Highway) west towards Burns, Oregon and saw some of the most desolate but beautiful country we have eve seen. The gravel is NOT the road but a pullout. The road was a very nice two lane highway and very smooth.
Then driving over McKenzie Pass we found some snow at the summit and finally lots of rain at home. I considered building an ark thought better of that idea. The trip ended safely after driving almost 5,000 miles. I was thankful I had Sharyn along to navigate and plan, guide and oversee most things. It makes the long drives all the easier to do.
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Quote of the Day ~
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep." ~ Robert Frost American poet, 1874-1963