Day 4 – 23 May: Yesterday I promised to do better in the picture department, when in a spectacular photo environment. We are on a vacation, doing what we want, so when Patty suggested we have a do-over and retrace our steps from yesterday, I readily agreed. We backtracked over much of the San Raphael Swell – a huge area that simply bubbled up out of the earth. The result is the earth’s crust is pushed up in ‘bubble-like’ fashion – the outer edge is like dominoes standing propped up at a crazy angle and the angle decreases as you move inward until, in the center, there is no angle to the rock layers at all.
I took lots of pictures and show only a few here. I will set up a gallery, for those who would like to browse through all of them. That will be added to this post as I find the time – it is simply too late tonight to learn something else about setting up a blog. For now I will publish a shot from each lookout along I-70, in the direction from West to East – the direction we drove yesterday.
These last two pictures were taken east of Green River, UT and the San Raphael Swell.
The Book Cliffs, however, are part of ancient upheavals in this land.
Even the FedEx person wants in on the Tesla action. Rolf stopped us while we were charging at the Green River supercharger – there was another Tesla there in the most desolate location I have seen yet. He owns a Prius and an electric bike and would like to contribute more to reducing his carbon footprint.