When we left today for Fremont Canyon our intent was to visit the Alcova Lake and Pathfinder Reservoir and Dam, but John decided he wanted to drive to Sinclair and revisit Ft Fred Steele we visited in 2010.
After our stops at the Lake and Reservoir we decided to take the back road from Alcova to Sinclair (60 miles). Well need I tell you how many backroads we have been on that give me apprehension..dirt, gravel,winding and no one around for miles and miles. The first 30 plus miles until you arrive at Seminoe SP rough. Last 30 miles better and paved. Stopped 5 miles from IH 80 for picnic when John noticed tire pressure alert indicated left rear tire was losing air. Fortunately, we were only 10 miles from Rawlins the closest tire place. Sure enough we had picked up a sharp rock that had punctured the tire and thankfully they were able to repair by putting a plug in it.
|Road from Alcova to Sinclair|
Fremont Canyon is popular with anglers, granite climbers,kayaking,mountain biking and hiking. Wish we could have taken the boat ride through the canyon from Alcova to Pathfinder. This trip affords you views of the reds of the canyon walls taking you through 2 billion years of geological history. The Goose Egg Formation in the mouth indicates that it was once a desert.
Maybe next time if we come this way.
|Bridge Across Canyon|
On the way back we stopped at Fort Fred Steele in Sinclair (1868-1886) built to protect the Union Pacific Railroad. Very few of original structures remain.
|Fort Layout Signage|
|All that Remains|
Tomorrow we leave early for USAFA in Colorado Springs..350 miles via IH25. This will be 4th visit and we are staying a month. In 2015 we met friends from Tucson, Marta and Bill here and have kept in touch. Also on 13th and 14th friends we met several years ago at Nellis who live in Pueblo, Max and Caron are coming for 2 nights. We also have friends from Nellis who live in Castle Rock ,Bill and Lorraine,that we are trying to contact for visit from them.
20 July 2019
Arrived via horrible traffic from Denver to Academy and thunderstorms around 330PM.