Thursday, August 03, 2006

Alaska Day 79

Wednesday August 2, 2006 Ontario OR to Tucker UT Log 477 Miles
We know we are in cattle country when we stop at the Rest Area for traveler information and see a sign at the pet leash area that prohibits unloading livestock or horses. Lots more wheat and irrigation of crops. We exit Oregon, cross Idaho and get into some traffic around Salt Lake City UT. Flying J country. Oooops! Elsie reminds us about Joe and Justine being at Detroit State Park in Oregon, but we have turned a more easterly direction. We do find it on the map and wish we could have visited with them.

Now come the mountains again, and beautiful red hillsides. Suddenly we see stripes of strata and then the hills turn to greenish gray in the soil and stone.

We find our day's end at a rest stop with a small stream running through and two domesticated sheep slowly grazing just outside the guardrail from the highway. Before long they wander in and Jake-on-leash walks nearby. (Where is that video camera -- there is sure to be action!) Each approaches the other in small increments until Jake poised for attack or play -- not sure which -- but for some reason the sheep spook and run. Jake really missed a good play time and his Woof Woof friend Willie.

The rest stop we spend the night at is at Soldier's Summit at 7000 feet.

Pictures are here.

Walldog, Willie and Jake

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