Friday, April 6, 2012

F is for ...

Flaming Gorge!

This beautiful lake is 80 miles long, would take you about 2 days straight to explore the entire perimeter if by boat and weather. It's a fabulous place  for people who love camping in tents.

So the child in me asks, "Why is  Flaming Gorge called  flaming gorge?" Well, it dates back to 1869 when John Wesley Powell and his 9 men had decided to explore the Green and Colorado Rivers. After seeing the sun reflecting off  the red rocks, they named it.

I want to see it  for myself!

Location: 6 miles East of Manila, Utah on the Utah/Wyoming border.

What kind of magnificent camping spots have you been to?






18 comments:

  1. Beautiful place! I love glorious lakes, and miss them. Here in Cyprus they do not exist, only the dams. They do try to make them look like the picture in your post, so it helps. This year is the first year they have had full capacity of water for many, many years.

    Good F post.

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  2. That place looks fabulous! Over here in the UK, we have some gorgeous places too...Derbyshire is one of my faves.

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  3. Awww love why it's called Flaming Gorge!! Brilliant!!

    Take care
    x

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  4. I love Flaming Gorge! It is some seriously breathtaking scenery. I was lucky enough to get to travel to the Vernal area for work and the drive to Flaming Gorge isn't too far so I have gotten to experience it a few times--sadly, not camping.

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  5. Oh, that is so beautiful! We go to the mountains here in NC to hike but haven't camped there yet. Hopefully this summer. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful place. I'd love to go there too!

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  6. I bet it's really beautiful with the sun hitting those rocks. Couldn't do the camping though.

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  7. This sounds like a wonderful place to travel. I'm putting this on my bucket list.

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  8. Even without reflecting the setting sun, it looks gorgeous in this photo!

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  9. Houseboating on the Murray River, South Australia; we'd moor in the evening, jump off the boat, make a bonfire and eat; we'd sleep under the starry sky, waking up every now and then to make sure the fire was still on.
    A great, great adventure. Really.

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  10. That is incredibly beautiful. I've camped in some gorgeous places from the Palo Duro Canyon in Texas to Acadia National Park in Maine.

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  11. It is a beautiful place even when you're afraid of heights and you sorta crawl on your tummy to look over the edge at the water below. Yah, I've never lived that down and I've done it many a time as a kid--you should have seen me at the Grand Canyon and convinced the mule went over the edge.

    One of my favorites was my parents backyard--relative backyard--when you moved to Idaho and lived in the mountains near St Joe river and Lake Chatolet.

    I like your photos.

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  12. Our favorite spot was parked on a bluff overlooking a river where the elk wandered for drinks, a glance to the right gave us a breathtaking view of the Grand Tetons. We were boondocking (no hookups) and spent a week of gorgeous sightseeing in Jackson Hole, the Tetons and Yellowstone. We can't wait to go back.

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  13. I thought this was lake Powell for a moment, saw the name, but it is not! It look gorgeous.

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  14. I'm not much of a camper, but I just wanted to say that the picture is absolutely gorgeous!

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  15. I'm not sure I'm constitutionally fit for camping, though I'm totally up for bonfires, s'mores, and sing-alongs! :-)

    Some Dark Romantic

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  16. That is beautiful. I was lucky enough to be invited to Phoenix with my book and I got to see the Grand Canyon for the first time. I became so emotional, it was breathtaking.

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous! I must camp there someday.

    I just stopped by from A-Z. Have a great weekend!

    Christine
    Coffee in the Garden

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