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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day32

    Trek America - Jackson to Vernal

    May 21, 2015 in the United States

    The landscape changed dramatically after leaving Jackson and heading south into the Mormon state of Utah. Gone were the snow capped and tree studded mountains as arid plains of scrubland rolled out into a never ending horizon. The Rockies reared up over our shoulders as we moved further south and east to the town for Vernal where we would camp for the night.

    On the way to our destination we stopped at the 'Flaming Gorge', a huge brimstone red gorge of rock turning up out of the water in front of it like the tail of a diving whale. Although it was not hot, it felt very warm compared to Yellowstone and we recognised how the land must become a furnace in the summer. We also stopped at the Dinosaur National Monument,created following the discovery of over 500 species of dinosaur fossils in 1909. The high concentration of bones is as a result of the area having been a river bed, drying out during a drought before flooding again, drowning a number of dinosaurs and trapped carcasses of others that had died in the drought. The river bed trapping and preserving their bodies to be discovered millions of years later. Although Alex was a little sceptical of this school trip detour it turned out to be interesting.

    When we arrived at the campsite, the sun and blue sky were out with the mood buoyant at the prospect of a dry warm night. However as the sun set a huge thunderstorm broke in the distance, lighting us up like the headlights of several cars. Rain started to patter across canvas and we retreated to our beds for the night.
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  • Day9


    June 9, 2016 in the United States

    First we went to Dinosaur National Monument where we saw a big rock that had bones in it with a building built around it. They were dinosaur bones! We got to touch some of the bones and guess what kind of bones they were. Then we went to Fantasy Canyon. It was in the middle of nowhere and we were the only people there. We thought we would be able to find lunch on the way but there was nowhere to eat so we got all of the snacks out of our car and had a picnic by a big oil tank so we would have some shade. Then we climbed the sandstone rocks. There was a lot of stuff to climb. Some of the rocks were cracking so we couldn't step on it. We went and ate mexican food for dinner. Then we found Moonshine Arch. It was really hard to get to, we had to go off-road and we even got stuck once. I loved the arches. They were really cool. We were the only people there which was neat. The next day we went to a dinosaur museum. We learned so much here like about the different periods and what animals lived then. We learned about the jurassic and the cretaceous. There were lots of different dinosaur fossils from those periods. There were also sculptures of different extinct animals and dinosaurs. Then we went to the dinosaur gardens where we learned about different dinosaurs. Then we drove to Jackson, Wyoming.Read more

  • Day14


    June 29, 2015 in the United States

    Rest and relaxation

You might also know this place by the following names:

Vernal, فيرنال, Върнал, ورنال، یوتا, VEL, 버널, 84078, Вернал, 韦纳尔

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