Longest Day, Crash, 8640 feet
We left North Platte, NB at 0510 as we wanted to knock off the 575 miles and be in Evanston, Wyoming by 1630 but it was not too be. We climbed all day and and hit the highest pass at 8640. All things were going well and we stopped in Rawlins, Wyoming for a noon meal. We ran into a tiny restaurant, the Cloverleaf Café. It had a mixture of Mexican food and Navaho tacos which we had. Delicious!
We got on interstate 80 and about 20 miles out…in the middle of nowhere…all traffic stopped. We found out from the truckers that there was a major accident with a brush fire. Two hours minimum be for we would move.
It was about 83 degrees with a nice breeze so it wasn’t bad at all and after about an hour, off we went. The traffic slowly stepped up and we finally got to Evanston, Wyoming at 1830. Nearly two hours late but all in one piece. Lots of trucks. Should be better tomorrow.