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An Old Log House...

...in a perfectly picturesque spot! We left Moab around 0830 this morning, heading toward Vernal, Utah and Dinosaur National Monument. On the way there we drove through a pass in the Uinta Mountains and reached an elevation of 9,000 ft., where it very lightly and very briefly flurried on us, and snow covered some of the branches of the evergreens alongside the road. When we came down from the pass, we spotted the log cabin and had to stop to get a photo. (actually we made several "photo stops" along the way). Then on to Dinosaur National Monument to see the dinosaur bones that are still visible embedded in the rocks. (see the extra) We went on a hike where we were supposed to be able to see more bones out in the open that are still present in the rocks, but we-- unskilled in bone hunting as we are--didn't see any. I DID, however, spot a tiny hummingbird moth but it was too quick for me to catch it with the camera! After the hike we drove to see some petroglyphs in DNM that date back 1000 years, then on to see the Josie Morris cabin. Josie moved to her cabin in 1914, lived there alone for the next 50 years, and died after fracturing her hip at the age of 90. Her heat came from a wood fire, her water from a spring, and her light from oil lamps. She must have been one strong woman!  :)

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