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Our trip to Sunset, Utah

Route from Sidney, NE to Ogden, UT

Our second day of travel was pretty uneventful, as we did not stop for any sight seeing. Our goal was to arrive in Ogden, Utah by mid afternoon so we stayed focused on driving along I-80 across southern Wyoming. We did make a couple rest stops and one was at the Wagonhound Rest Stop where I took the picture below. In the distance you can see the northern end of the Snowy Mountain Range. A sign told us that the mountain range ends and the high wind area begins. These winds, sometimes as high as 70 MPH provide plenty of bare ground in the winter for elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope to feed on the scrub grass that is blown clear of snow.

Snowy MOuntain Range

Another rest stop found us at this view of the huge red mountainsides that were on the east side of the stop. We stopped here on our last trip out this way but couldn’t get a picture because the sun was coming up over the mountains.

Echo Valley rest stop view

We arrived in Ogden by the middle of the afternoon and when Gary got off work we got together for a tour of his new house and then off to dinner. Tomorrow we have a full day of sightseeing planned and will try to get a report on-line.