No line dancing, but we explored 1900 scenic miles over 11 days in August 2019. We were awed by the views, relished the remote backroads, admired the wildlife and almost got arrested. Riding through the countryside was like dancing though — getting into a rhythm and kicking up our heels, so to speak. Team Dirtbag includes the usual suspects: Me… ...and The Hubby The big picture Teaser pics: San Diego CA to Vernal UT We to trucked to Vernal over 2 days and stayed at the very comfortable Comfort Inn on the edge of town. They have a large parking lot where we left our truck. We had a tasty Mexican dinner in the colorful Plaza Mexicana Restaurant in downtown. Day 1 Vernal UT to Lyman WY, 185 miles (~50% dirt) - A fantastic day of gorges, canyons, mountains and wildlife. Hwy 191 climbs above the Vernal valley past a large mine and into the Flaming Gorge NRA. Name that bird Red Canyon overlook Watch your step. Deep crevices near the viewpoint. Bighorn sheep in the gorge We crossed the gorge, got gas and had lunch at one of the cafes in Manila UT. We re-crossed the gorge and enjoyed the quiet road through the Sheep Creek Canyon Geological Area. The road climbed into the Uinta Mountains, which run east-west and have numerous reservoirs, lakes and streams. Most of the road was in good condition except one section where it was narrow, rocky and steep but I can’t recall where! It was not technical though. I think it was after this Reservoir - Beaver Meadow. There was hardly anyone out here except near the campgrounds and some ranchers rounding up cattle. We had a couple exciting moments getting chased by herding dogs. Keyhole in the rock I saw something big and brown moving in the trees. What could it be? Peek-a-boo moose. Awesome! Seeing two moose is awesomer! The road climbs to 9900 ft and it was chilly most of the day. Suicide Park gravesite is located near the WY state line. The workers cut ties for the transcontinental RR. It did not go well for some. Fun two track weaving through the trees. It was probably an old RR bed. We dropped out of the mountains into farmland and the small town of Lyman. We stayed at the Gateway Inn, which was fine. We got pizza in town and saved leftovers for breakfast. What a first day! A great start to a great trip.