Friday, January 23, 2009

June 6 Summit County CO to Rock Springs WY

Arise at 6 AM temp is 38 degrees. Brrrr! We delay our departure and after breakfast at the Mountain Lyon Cafe in Silverthorne we head north on CR 9 @9:30 AM.We pick up route #40 west at Kremmling and over Rabbit Ears pass where the temp dropped to the mid-30's at 9400 feet. There was snow everywere except on the road. From Steamboat Springs we continued west to Craig where we stopped for lunch at J.W. Snacks (pretty good).We rode north on CR 13 from Craig to the Wyoming state line where it morphed in to WY 789 passing through Baggs and Creston Jct at I-80 where the WX deteriorated and we donned our rain gear (damn cold now). We hopped on to I-80 and rode through intermittent showers to Rock Springs arriving at 5:30 PM where we stopped for the night. The lodging there seemed a little pricey for the area($97.00 for the Days Inn). We had dinner next door at Bombers (just 'good') where the locals had their girlfriends out on a Friday night throwing darts and shooting pool. Just what you might expect from a western cow town. Quite a show.

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