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“Desert Voices” hike

Another hike close to our camp site is the “Desert Voices” hike.  It is a moderate hike, only 2 1/2 miles long, and plenty of scenery.  It starts right at the Green River where river runners end their 5 day float down river.

Looking back down the Green River. Our campground is close to the middle of this picture.

Start of the hike and also boat launch and retrieval are for Green River river kayakers.

Along the hike, Split Mountain in the distance

Lots of color this time of the year, even in the desert.

All along the trail are signs of ground upheaval

Desert trees take a long time to grow and have a very stunted growth pattern

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“Sounds of Silence” hike

May 11, 2010 1 comment

There are several very nice hiking trails in Dinosaur National Park.  One, called “Sounds of Silence”, is only 3 miles from our camp site.  Yesterday we walked it, about 4 miles long and VERY varied terrain.  In fact, this variety is what makes this country side so interesting.  Take a look at the pictures below.

Start of the trail, rock formations ahead

A look at the trail ahead, Split Mountain on the horizon

Even the desert has its blooms

A variety of colors as well

Some of the trail was in clay hills

We believe this to be a cougar print; about 4" across

Don't slip, it's a long way down!

Some of the trail required scrambling

A very pleasant hike indeed.  We’ll have to do it again!

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