July 26-29, 2012 – Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, UT (continued)
The tour continued onto a catwalk along the base of the dam where we were able to see many fish swimming around the outlet. Fran threw in a handful of fish food and a feeding frenzy ensued.
This marmot was enjoying a rest in the shade. Fran said the dam workers and tour guides feed this marmot, his mother and siblings so they are almost pets. Of course, there was a sign posted that said you should NOT feet the animals.
This was a very interesting and informative tour and we certainly enjoyed talking with Fran.
Entering Red Canyon we encountered a small rapid that did not prepare us for the larger ones farther into the canyon.
Rex is getting ready to start down river.
Nancy is eager to get started but a little apprehensive about what we are going to experience down river.
These three fishing gnomes were busy catching their dinner. The third gnome in the middle is hidden by the tree branch.
A doe and her two fawns were getting a drink when we came by. The doe had already started up the mountain but her two fawns were very interested in watching us pass by before they also ran up the mountain side.
We made it to Little Hole Landing safe and sound although a little wet. What a great ride on a beautiful river. We enjoyed this trip very much but don’t think we want to try anything more challenging than a class III- rapid.
Saturday we spent the day relaxing and taking care of some chores around the 5th wheel.
Sunday, we celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary by kayaking on Flaming Gorge Reservoir. We put in at the Cedar Springs Marina and paddled along the shoreline. We paddled under this bridge into a beautiful side canyon.
The side canyon went back almost a mile and had some beautiful rock formations.
We paddled to the end of the canyon where Cart Creek flows into the reservoir. After leaving this canyon we paddled around a couple of small islands and then headed back to the marina. The weather was beautiful and we had a great time.
We also celebrated with a great dinner at the Flaming Gorge Resort.
We really enjoyed our time here at Pine Forest Park. We hiked with the dogs to the reservoir overlook every day and saw deer almost every time. We also saw deer in and around the campground every day – like this one that was feeding on the apricot tree in the park managers front yard.
Tomorrow we are heading to Bear Lake on the Utah/Idaho border where we will stay at Apple Garden Park which is another park in the Camperworld membership park system.