I took a two-day 450 mile loop tour around the Uinta Mountains in Utah. I started in Evanston, Wyoming and drove through Manila, Flaming Gorge, Vernal, Duchesne, Heber City, Park City (to see the crowd at the Sundance festival), all in Utah, and then back to Evanston.
It was a gorgeous trip. My pictures don't do it justice. I wish I had a real camera (and knew how to use it) so I could have taken pictures of my boondock campsite at night. There was absolutely no one else around. I was at the top of the Uintas. The sky was perfectly clear with billions of stars shining brightly. There was no wind, no traffic and no airplanes flying overhead. It was perfectly silent. Although the temperature was 5 degrees, I sat outside in the dark enjoying the silence and solitude. Howling wolves woke me at 4:00 am. So I went out and looked at the starts some more until the sun came up.
The road from Manila to Flaming Gorge (Hwy 44) is beautiful. But I only took a few pictures. Since you are probably scrolling down, I will put the captions above the pictures.
This is at the entrance of the Sheep Creek Geological Area loop. If you are into geology, Hwys 44 and 191 are a geologist's paradise. More on that later. I wanted to take the loop but the road was iced over and snow packed. Since I don't have four wheel drive, and no one else was around, I didn't want to risk getting stuck.
Looking back toward the Sheep Creek Trail
The famous Sheep Creek Cove overlook
Pictures of Flaming Gorge
Pictures of Flaming Gorge Dam: The lake-side back of the dam, the empty parking lot with just me and two county sheriffs gabbing in the background, driving over the dam, the front of the dam and some information about the dam.