Trails of the West Lite 2011-CO, UT, WY
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09-05-2011, 09:23 AM
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Rogers, AR
Day 4 is a route up north along the Flaming Gourge Reservoir to Rock Springs, WY and on to Farson, WY across the Immigrant Trail and the Big Empty with our final destination of Rawlins, WY. We woke early and packed up our camping gear, hit the showers on our way out and headed for Green River Outfitters for fuel and a breakfast biscuit.
Then we are off heading north along the Flaming Gourge Reservoir.
We stopped and I took a photo of a outlying little ranch.
We stopped along this gourge to take a break and Bill saw this blue sled at the bottom. How far is it to the bottom anyway?
We come up Green River and Rock Springs sometime before lunch. We just pass thru and head on to Farson.
This is Chiltons Cutoff on the way to Chiltons Road just off Hwy 191.
We are headed to the Hwy 191 Short Loop. Pretty desolate country out this way. Not much vegitation or habitation.
Stop at this convenience store in Farson to get fuel and get a bite to eat. This next leg was the longest leg for fuel consumption. It was about 180 miles.
From Farson we rode the slab up Hwy 28 and turned off on the dirt and the Immigrant Trail. This is what that looked like. Not much out there exceot a few cows.
Then our route joined the Continental Divide Route.
We came up on a couple of DS riders and then there were four. Stopped and talked with them for a few. The were from Iowa. Asked them if they knew JDUB but they said that they didn't. They started in Canada and were on a 16 day ride with some Colorado loops included. Good bunch of guys. BumpBump was the only handle we got. I will send him a PM and check out his RR as well.
Off again enroute to Rawlins. There was weather moving in and rapidly so we jumped on our horses and tried to make haste.
We rode the CDR most of the way to Rawlins. We did not beat the weather. Got caught in a horrendous gust front with rain, hail, lighting, and about 60 MPH winds. It was already windy with about 40-50 MPH winds. The lady at the counter in Farson told us there were wind advisories for this day and the next. That would prove to be true. Ended up riding with a pretty good lean when traveling south. We liked to have gotten blown off the road in that gust front with the rain and hail. We finally arrived in Rawlins about 6 pm. Saw the ADV foursome that we met on the road pull in to the fueling station across from where we were eating about an hour later. Thats it for day four and we were glad to find a motel and clean up. It was too windy to be able to pitch a tent so camping was out of the question. Tomorrow we are going to try to get back to Georgetown if possible. Later.
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Trails of the West Lite 2011
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