Medicine Bow National Forest
This is an overnight stop only, on my way to the Bonneville Salt Flats. I could have pulled over at a rest stop, but I wanted to check out the adaptability of this national forest for future reference. It’s possible to stay here for up to 14 days, and I certainly would, but duty calls. Wow. Despite the severe washboard gravel road that got me up here, this place is big-rig friendly, with ample turn-around spots along the way. Many gigantic boulders are strewn about, and many more form spires. Along with the pine trees, the effect is arresting. The 8,203′ elevation means much cooler temps, too. I hate to think what winter is like up here, since many interchanges have gates, and there are frequent signs with lights saying that if the lights are flashing, I-80 is closed ahead. The six-foot snow fences give that message, too.