The second leg of the trip involved driving north along the Wasatch Range and cut the mountains through a gorge just east of Salt Lake City. The scenery changed dramatically as we drove east while descending in altitude toward Wyoming. From an arid plateau, the landscape turned greener and rugged reminiscing of the Swiss Alps. This alpine impression was further echoed by road signs routing skiers to the local resorts. Please check out the pictures and click on them for a larger view.
While on the road, one can become quite disconnected from news events. Fortunately, we freshened up on the state of a affairs from a glance at a national security update posted on the front door of a local gas station.
Wyoming border, hooray!!!
Juan is making sure the strap securing the front wheels to the vehicle transport does not slip off again...ouch.
Check out the size of this windmill!
Guess what were we racing for several dozen miles? A carrier transporting radioactive waste.