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Riding Flaming Gorge area.....
« on: July 23, 2018, 11:27:09 PM »

Being retired and full time RVers, Babe and I took a temporary job as Inn Keepers of a small fishing motel at Flaming Gorge, Utah.  These fishing clubs come out here with anywhere from 6 or 12 boats and stay for a week or ten days at a time and go fishing in Flaming Gorge which holds the world record for size on six different species of fish (google it).  Here's a few pics of what this place looks like on any given day....










And one of the side benefits of being Inn Keepers is that we have Kokanee Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout and other fish almost every night.  These guys are constantly giving us fish fillets.  Yep, already cleaned and filleted.














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Re: Riding Flaming Gorge area.....
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2018, 11:27:55 PM »

Another side benefit is that there's some beautiful country to ride around here....

Sheep Creek Geological Loop is well worth taking an hour to ride.  This canyon reminds me of the mountains of northern California. 





























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Re: Riding Flaming Gorge area.....
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2018, 11:28:42 PM »






















1,700 foot deep gorge....





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Re: Riding Flaming Gorge area.....
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2018, 11:29:38 PM »


Time to roll on around to the bridge and the dam.
Seeing all of the cars parked on the side of the road and nobody around, I figured I'd find a really nice swimming beach some place and so I went to explore...










and there they are.....jumping off of the cliff.  I was young once.....I remember those days....












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Re: Riding Flaming Gorge area.....
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2018, 11:30:58 PM »


Continuing to roll on around the lake....









Biker Gnome came along for the ride.....






















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Re: Riding Flaming Gorge area.....
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2018, 11:31:43 PM »


And here we are at the summit....8,428 feet....and down the other side and on in to Vernal, Utah.



























I hope you guys enjoyed the ride.....
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Re: Riding Flaming Gorge area.....
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2018, 07:48:14 AM »

Great pictures. Not a lot of trees.
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Re: Riding Flaming Gorge area.....
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2018, 09:08:11 AM »

Great pictures. Not a lot of trees.

Utah is known for being rock.  I was surprised when I came upon that forest.  But yes, the majority of the state is rock.
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Re: Riding Flaming Gorge area.....
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2018, 09:39:35 AM »

We went through that area years ago on my old Wide Glide pulling our tent trailer. Stopped in Vernal for a  T shirt at BEERS Harley Davidson just because of the name HaHa. Started raining as we went through and horrible wind coming out. Much better weather right now. Thanks for the pictures, enjoy your stay.
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Re: Riding Flaming Gorge area.....
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2018, 01:05:51 PM »

Enjoyed the post and pics, looks like a really nice ride.
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Re: Riding Flaming Gorge area.....
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2018, 01:11:14 PM »

JC, it's always a pleasure reading and viewing your travelogues.  Thank you sir. 

Utah is one of the last, few states I've not ridden in but is tops on the list to complete....soon.
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Re: Riding Flaming Gorge area.....
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2018, 01:34:28 PM »

JC, it's always a pleasure reading and viewing your travelogues.  Thank you sir. 

Utah is one of the last, few states I've not ridden in but is tops on the list to complete....soon.

You must be saving the best for last. Schedule 2 weeks if you can. It's worth it.

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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2018, 02:45:13 PM »

You must be saving the best for last. Schedule 2 weeks if you can. It's worth it.

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You aren't the first to tell me take two weeks, Simon.... ;D

I believe Utah has more individual National parks than any other state so lots to view/visit based on all the pictures I've seen

I've ridden all around Utah but never in it.... ;D
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Re: Riding Flaming Gorge area.....
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2018, 02:54:28 PM »

You aren't the first to tell me take two weeks, Simon.... ;D

I believe Utah has more individual National parks than any other state so lots to view/visit based on all the pictures I've seen

I've ridden all around Utah but never in it.... ;D

If you make plans for Utah let me know. I'd love to join you in your quest. I've been to the 5 National Parks. They are all unique and different.

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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2018, 03:01:28 PM »

If you make plans for Utah let me know. I'd love to join you in your quest. I've been to the 5 National Parks. They are all unique and different.

Simon

Brother, there is no way I would come your way without letting you know....it would be an honor and pleasure riding Utah (or any other state) with ya. 
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