Day 2 --- Ride from Price, UT to Lyman, Wy.
The days route above.
Just north of Price, 191 left Highway 6 and we rode and climbed, and climbed, until 191 finally peaked out at over 9000 feet.
Then we started the descent to where 191 joined Highway 40 and we rode east on both to Vernal, UT. 191 to 40 was a great ride. 40 east was a ride and ...
... Dottie as always was busy with the camera!!
We had lunch in Vernal and it was good to get inside with air conditioning. It was a hot day once we got down onto 40.
In Vernal 191 leaves 40 and heads north. We rode north and once again were climbing with the help of switch-back after switch-back. The road took us over the the eastern flank of the Uinta Mountains, the only mountain range in the U.S. that runs east-west.
191 had been paralleling the Green River canyon to the east and finally started dropping down to where we got our first glimpse of Flaming Gorge Reservoir, which is formed by a dam on the Green.
We stopped at a great view area on the west side of the road. It was neat to see the same stretch of water we had sailed and motored through the year before. We had anchored then...
... in the small cove shown above.
The cove is in the upper right corner of the view above, that Dottie took from the view area.
Once past the view area the road begins dropping to near the lake level by a number of switch-backs. Once it reaches the valley floor it head towards the notch you can see in the distant ridge-line just above the switch-back above.
Above is a telephoto of the road going through the cut taken from the view area.
The road at the bottom of the mountain heading towards the cut.
The picture above doesn't due justice to the depth of the cut.
It was then a short distance to the town of Manila, UT where we headed west on 414 past a lot of irrigated ranch country at the base of the north side of the Uinta Mountains.
Past the green pastures we ran a short stretch of 'bad land' type hills, but were soon past them and dropped down into the irrigated valley where we first went through Mountain View and then 6 miles down the road we arrived at our motel in Lyman, WY. We had to make a short 3 mile drive to I-80 were we found a truck-stop restaurant for supper and then back to the room for the night.
We really enjoyed this segment of the trip. Great curvy roads with outstanding scenery and very little traffic. Highly recommended and it was nice and cool in the higher sections and only hot down on 40,
Sumner and Dottie