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Poverty Flat

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    • Day 5

      Bryce Canyon - Peekaboo und Navajo Trail

      October 17, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

      In der Ranch am Blockhaus gut und früh gefrühstückt und den Navajo und 11 km langen Peekaboo Trail gewandert, wunderschön und recht einsam. Anschließend haben wir den Scenic Drive gemacht und Aussichtspunkte genossen am Bryce. Später unsere Belohnungsplakette erhalten und den Highway 12 über Escalante nach Torrey gefahren am Capitol Reef NP.Read more

    • Day 27

      To Torrey we go ….

      March 2 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

      Due to a change in internal flights after we had booked our international flights, we had to make a few changes to the end section of our holiday to make up a couple of days so that we can meet Kenzie in Vegas on 8 March. Her internal flight to Vegas was booked with her international ticket so it couldn’t be changed.

      Torrey wasn’t on our original plans however after some research, we decided to make a stop here to explore the Capitol Reef National Park.

      We set off from our Moab hotel at 9.30am, did some grocery shopping, filled the car with fuel and got some money out to do washing and tipping the cleaners of our rooms. We drove out of Moab around 10.30am.

      Onwards towards Torrey. We took I70 West for part of the way and wow it was 80 miles per hour (130kms). Dave set the cruise control to 80 and we had everyone passing us including semi-trailers or as the Americans call them tractor-trailers!

      We turned off I70 onto SR24 and went through some very interesting and questionable towns. We were wondering at some parts of the trip if we were in the right place as we didn’t see any cars for miles and no cars were coming the other way.

      Just before Torrey you go through the outskirts of Capitol Reef National Park and if those views are anything to go by, there is going to be some amazing scenes within the park.

      We drove into Torrey which is basically about 5 buildings with most places ‘closed for the season’ including the convenience store and all eateries so lucky we stocked up on food! It’s a very quiet quaint town though.

      Where we are staying, Days Inn by Wyndham is just a room but it is everything we need. It’s just a pity that it is one of the most expensive places we have stayed so far!

      Tomorrow we will enjoy the sights of the National Park with lots of walking ahead of us.
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    • Day 13

      Im wilden Westen

      May 14, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

      Vor Sonnenaufgang waren wir heute schon wieder unterwegs. Den hinteren Teil vom Arche NP wollten wir noch besuchen. Wir waren fast ein bisschen zu spät dran, denn als wir in Devils Garden ankamen war die Sonne schon da. Zwischen steilen roten Felsen führte der Weg 2 km bis zum Landscape Arche, mit 100m Spannweite ein ganz Grosser. Komisch, Donnerstag früh waren die Parkplätze voll und jede Menge Leute unterwegs. Heute am Samstag hatten wir 15 Minuten ganz alleine dort und die Stille, die grandiose Natur und die ganze Stimmung machte uns ehrfürchtig. Zurück konnten wir uns Zeit lassen und noch einige Fotospots mitnehmen, da kamen uns dann aber viele Leute entgegen. 9 Uhr waren wir wieder im Hotel, Frühstück, packen, auschecken - alles schon Routine. Entgegen dem Tourvorschlag sind wir eine andere Route gefahren. Der Cayonland NP war uns zu groß, so haben wir den sowieso auf der Strecke liegenden Capitol Reef mitgenommen. Die Landschaft war wie immer beeindruckend. Es hört eben nie auf😉 Wir hatten nur einen ganz kleinen Stop bei den Felszeichnungen der Hopiindianer. Beizeiten sind wir in unserem Westernhotel angekommen. Torrey hat nur 230 Einwohner und in der Landschft verstreute Häuser. Einen kleinen Spaziergang haben wir noch gemacht und dann sind wir in den Saloon zum Essen. Ganz lecker heute, vorallem Lutz war happy mit seinen Ribs. Man kann auch hier nicht nach dem Essen sitzen bleiben, vor dem Lokal warteten schon wieder neue Gäste. Viel Bewunderung, nicht nur bei uns - 3 fetzige Harleys parkten vorm Haus. Verwundert sahen wir dann die Besitzer kommen... So sehen also die modernen Cowboys aus🤣, na dann Gute Nacht.Read more

    • Day 20

      Capital Reef day 2

      September 24 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 57 °F

      We cooked bacon and eggs this morning before heading back to Capital Reef. Our camp host told us about cinnamon rolls made in the park on the Fruita area so that is where we went first. In what was the last house of the Mormons to live there, they have a store with a lot of country things and homemade cinnamon rolls and pies. We shared a delicious cinnamon roll and bought a strawberry-rubarb pie and a peach pie for later.

      We drove along the main road stopping at the Mormon one room school house and other historical places.

      We started the Grand Wash Hike. It was an easy 4.5 round trip hike through the wall area that had carved out these beautiful walls of rock. There is no water now but there are signs for flash flooding when it rains. When we came to the other end of the trail we saw a sign for the Cassidy Arch trail, mashed for Butch Cassidy who supposedly hid out here. It went up almost a 1000 feet. A hiker coming down said the views were worth it so we decided to do it. It was very steep at first but then a gradual climb. At the top, we were above the arch, and yes, the views were amazing. After a snack and sharing a few nuts with a chippie, we headed back down. Once we got to the bottom, we still had 2 miles back to our car. Our simple hike turned into a 8.5 mile hike. We were tired and ready to be done. A quick stop at the petroglyph path and then back to the campground. There were cattle at the campground entrance to greet us. This is open range area, no fenced to hold them back.

      We had a fire, ate dinner, are our delicious pies, and listened to Jimmy Buffett followed by the Steeler game
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