The Nordic Inn was great. Clean, comfortable and offered the best cup of coffee and breakfast we have had thus far. We took off around 9am. We passed some beautiful ranches along the outskirts of Steamboat.We hadn’t realized that Steamboat Springs is on the edge of the Rocky’s forested area. Within minutes of leaving Steamboat we were back in high desert.
The surrounding mountains were so interesting with their colors and different rocks formations. Dinosaur fossils have been found in this area so in addition to the Dinosour National Monument, the locals have embraced that theme as well.
We stopped in Vernal for lunch and overheard some locals talking about flash floods the day before. We saw flash flood warnings on the weather report due to monsoonal storms. We weren’t sure of the area they were talking about. It was here. We decided to get back on the road and try to beat the incoming storm.
Luckily it was only a few more miles to Price, Utah. And, of course once we arrived, the rain stopped.
Tomorrow we hope to beat the afternoon showers and get to Nevada’s dry, hot desert without arriving soggy.