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Sulphur Creek

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  • Day67

    Scenic Byway 12

    August 31, 2015 in the United States

    Aufgrund mehrer Empfehlungen fahren wir einen Umweg über den Scenic Byway 12, eine Nebenstrecke durch Utah die am Capitol Reef National Park endet.
    Kurz nach dem Bryce Canyon übernachten wir im sehr schönen Kodachrome Basin State Park, der tatsächlich nach seinen tollen Farben benannt wurde. Diesen Park zeichnen seine schornsteinähnlichen Felstürme aus, die so genannten "versteinerten Geysire" (könnte man auch anders benennen, siehe Bild 2... ;-) ). Diese geologischen Gebilde gibt es nirgendwo sonst auf der Welt.
    Nach zwei schönen Wanderungen fahren wir dann weiter vorbei an dem für Utah typischen roten Sandstein. Auf einem Hochplateau ändert sich dann die Landschaft schlagartig und alles ist grün und dicht bewaldet. So bleibt es dann einige Meilen bis wir kurz vor dem Capitol Reef NP wieder "rot sehen". Sehr verblüffend sieht es zeitweise aus, da direkt links der Straße alles rot, sandig und steinig ist und rechts grüne Wiesen mit Bäumen stehen.
    Im Park befindet sich ein Campground wo früher eine Mormonensiedlung war. Man nennt es die grüne Oase, da dank eines kleinen Flusses Obstplantagen und grüne Wiesen stehen. Außerdem tummeln sich hier Rehe, Truthähne und unzählige Vögel (darunter auch Kolibris) - Elli kommt aus dem staunen gar nicht mehr raus.
    Auch für uns gibt es ein Highlight und wir gönnen uns zum Nachtisch einen köstlichen Rhababer-Erdbeer-Kuchen mit Vanilleeis.
    Am nächsten Tag wandern und fahren wir ein letztes Mal durch die roten Felsen und machen uns auf den langen Weg nach Salt Lake City. Etwas mulmig ist uns zumute, da das unser letzter Reiseabschnitt ist und es somit in 2 1/2 Wochen wieder zurück nach Deutschland geht.
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  • Day5

    Hickman Bridge and Fruita

    June 1, 2016 in the United States

    Today was a day hiking canyons in the sun. We started with a stop in the Capitol Reef visitor's center to check on hikes and buy the boys hats to shade their faces. Both boys were suffering from dry, sensitive skin last night from the combined effect of the dry air, sun, and chlorine in the swimming pool. Ed had burnt the skin down his part and both had pink on the tops of their cheeks. So we got them baseball style hats from the gift shop. Neither looked too excited but as we were walking down our first hike Ed mentioned how much cooler it was on his head and how his eyes were more relaxed. Score one for mom.

    Our first hike was to Hickman Bridge - a natural bridge over a seasonal creek bed. It was considered a 'moderate' hike because it is not on level ground but the altitude change was not too tough. We started there because we thought it would be the toughest hike of the day; up and down and direct sun/no shade. It really wasn't all that tough. We really enjoyed the the scenery and the views. We enjoyed a great view of Capitol Dome as we walked up and through wonderful curving rocks. There was a boulder field of rounded black lava rocks which was didn't seem to fit with the geology, but we liked it. The natural bridge was huge; so huge that is was tough to fit in a picture. As we hiked back, we listened to the noise of some kind of insect in the grass. It sounded like a metallic buzz saw at a distance even though they were near the trail.

    Next stop was the short boardwalk along the road with a panel of petroglyphs. There were several stick figures in one area and then lots of bighorn sheep. There were easy to interpret because of the curved horns. There were also petroglyphs in another canyon which we saw later but these were the clearest in the park.

    We ate our lunch at the picnic area just inside the park. We sat under some very grand old cottonwood trees near a creek. It was very peaceful. We refilled our water bottles to get ready for a hot afternoon of walking.
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  • Day48

    Poison Spider trail and Corona trail

    May 10, 2017 in the United States

    We drove along the Colorado River on Rte. 279 towards Potash. The first stop was at Poison Spider trail head, where it was a short climb to some Indian drawings and dinasaur footprints. We then continued towards Longfellow(?) Arch, along the way we watched 4wd vehicles maneuver over a difficult section. After making it to the Arch, we headed back to the cars and drove down the road to Corona trailhead, where we hiked to the Bowtie and Corona Arch. We were a little annoyed after a while by the noise from a drone that was buzzing around the arches.Read more

  • Day49

    Fruita Campground in Capital Reef NP

    May 11, 2017 in the United States

    We left Moab early and made it Fruita Campground just before 10am. This is a lovely first come, first serve campground, so we were pleased to find several available sites. We were lucky enough to get a site with shade that was next to the restroom.
    When we left at 12 to go to visitors center, we saw that all 3 loops in the campground were full.Read more

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