Husker and I really like our road trips. We enjoy the views, and he is always asking me questions about the geology of the passing countryside. I only took one year of college geology, but he did not take any -- so I guess I am the family "expert". Maybe I should encourage him to enroll in a geology class at the local community college ...
Virgin River, but it definitely cuts a 160 mile long colorful path from Las Vegas northeastward. It is the river that cut the canyons of theVirgin River Gorge and Zion National Park. Think of it as an early Grand Canyon in the making. The vistas could not have been more stunning, or the wildlife more intriguing. The smallest wildlife was a family of baby squirrels along a trail in Zion. They did not seem to be the least bit afraid of the trail of tourists passing by.
The walls of the Virgin River Gorge were very close to us so that we felt as if we were in a narrow slot in the mountain range. I guess we were. The river and the interstate bumped right up to the walls. The walls were so high that it was hard to look up to the top from the car's windows.
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