Our route today took us on interstates from Twin Falls, ID, past Salt Lake City and Provo to US 6. Then through the to mountains to Green River, UT. The morning ride was through range land of the high desert. There were more farms with irrigated crops than in eastern Oregon. The road turns south and stays to the west of the mountains. There is continuous development from Ogden down to Provo. This development reminded me of the New York to Washington corridor.
It was cool and overcast when we left. By the time we turned south the clouds looked threatening, so we put on our rain gear. The rain was heavy in the mountains to our left. We just got spritzed. There were a burro named Nitro and a couple of alpacas behind the fence at the place where we stopped to get gas.
A little farther down the road we saw a woman motorcyclist stopped under a bridge. We pulled over to see if she needed help. She had run out of gas. She was a Motor Maid from Virginia. Her V-Rod has a 3-gallon tank. When she stopped at the place with the donkey, they were closed. She had a couple of Primus bottles with gas, but they didn’t hold enough to get her to the next station. Fortunately for her, I had a 1-gallon can of gas in my saddlebag. After getting back on the road we discovered gas at the next exit just 2 miles away. She filled up, we refilled the gas can and were on our way.
The ride over the mountains was fun. We are getting spoiled by all this mountain riding. Flat, humid Florida will seem boring by comparison. Rain threatened, so we put on the rain gear, and once again we got just a few sprinkles.
We stopped for lunch in Price. The waitress said there was a very heavy rain just before we came into the restaurant. Fortunately we missed it. The last 60 miles of our journey from Price to Green River was hot. It was 98 degrees when we got to our hotel. We didn’t wear our wet vests, but if we’d gone farther we’d have put them on.
We walked about 1/2 mile to dinner at a nice family restaurant and took a few pictures on the way back.
Today we passed the 5000 mile mark on this trip.