Near Dinosaur, CO
I packed everything up onto Scarlett and off we went in the clear chilly air of this Utah morning. Soon we were at the decent-sized town of Vernal where I had breakfast at McD's.
Vernal: Gateway to the Dinosaur National Monument
The rest of the morning was quite enjoyable canyon roads riding for the most part. Some pretty lakes and very forested canyons were enjoyed by both Scarlett and I.
As I turned South onto Utah 189 from US40, the majestic mountain called Timpanogo appeared before us and we had to stop for pictures. The resort is close to the base of these mountains.
Before I went to the front desk at the resort, I rode Scarlett up the Alpine Look Road that leads past the resort all the way to the end where a gate barred further progress. The road is still closed for the winter.
You can see the closed gate on the right
Views of Timpanogo and the peaks around it
I got to the Sundance Mountain Resort (created/owned by Robert Redford) and was told the room wasn't ready yet. So I had lunch while waiting for my room to be ready for me to check in. $15 for a burger! You'd think I was at a ski resort or something, oh wait, I am.
My fellow co-workers started arriving as I finished lunch and I joined them for greetings and hugs as they waited for their respective lunches. As I'd already eaten, I went and got my room key, and checked into my swanky digs for the next couple of days. I must say, very nice accommodations.