I took this trip in the mid august 1998, while moving from Carbondale to Salt Lake City. I more-less copied the way of the Mormon exodus in the middle of the last century, thus the name.
The trip looked like this (map):
Sat.: on I64 to St. Louis, then on I70 to Kansas City, from here on I29 and Nebraska 2 to Lincoln, Ne. and then on I80 to Oglalla, Ne.
Sun.: on US 26 towards Chimney Rock and Scotts Bluff, then on Ne 71 to Kimball, Ne. and to I80 and thru Cheyenne, Wy. to Rock Springs, Wy, and a campsite by the Flaming Gorge NRA.
Mon.: on US 191 beside Flaming Gorge and thru Uinta Mountains to Vernal, Ut. and Dinosaur National Monument
Tue.: from Dinosaur NM on US 40 to Jordanelle SP
Wed.: from Jordanelle SP on US40 and I80 to Salt Lake City
My packed car right before departure from Carbondale.
Chimney Rock in western Nebraska, sign that the plains are getting over.
Wagons beside the Scotts Bluff NM visitor's center.
View from Scotts Bluff towards the North Platte River.
Northern part of the bluff with the hiking trail up.
State Capitol in Cheyenne, Wy., the smallest I have seen so far.
Surroundings of the Flaming Gorge from the lake (up to my knees).
Campsite in the Flaming Gorge, luxurious and cheap.
View to the Flaming Gorge from the road on the rim.
Flaming Gorge dam.
Dinosaur bones at the Quarry Visitor's Center in Dinosaur NM.
Harpers Corner lookout in the canyons part of Dinosaur NM.
Another viewpoint, after 4 mile hike in the desert.
Petroglyphs at the Jones Creek Trail in the northern part of Dinosaur NM.
View to the Jones Creek Canyon - a nice half day hike to the bottom of the Green River canyon.
Confluence of Jones Creek and Green River.
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