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  • Day3

    Another day in Capitol Reef

    October 14, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 1 °C

    Our second day in Capitol Reef was another couple exhilarating hikes that gave ample opportunity to contemplate our total irrelevance to the grand scheme of the universe. First hike of the morning was to Hickman’s Bridge, not too far but with a fair amount of elevation. We were lucky to have left the trailhead early, because on the way down we ran into lots of people heading up to that arch.

    Back in the parking lot, Joe kindly agreed to let me go back up and take another spur, to a place called Rim Overlook. More elevation gain, and great views. At the top, I met a couple from northern Minnesota. The guy could not contain himself — looking over the vast expanse, he started in on how the hell could Trump think it is a good idea to open this land up to mining????!!!

    After lunch, more walking, this time through a canyon to a place below a rock called Cathedral Rock. The views are just incredible around every turn.

    There are some petroglyphs from ancient tribes named the Fremont people because they had no name of self-identification, apparently. Some petroglyphs, some remains of deerskin mocasins, waterproof reed baskets, but not much else. The drawings on the walls that we saw are from around 1000 AD, which was roaring Romanesque time in Spain!
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  • Day4

    Last Day in Capitol Reef

    October 15, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 2 °C

    We finished out our visit to Capitol Reef with a couple of hikes and a saunter. First thing in the morning, Joe and I hiked the Chimney Rock Loop. Good elevation, great views, both of the chimney rock and the canyon it borders. Then once again my cooperative husband stayed down in a parking lot at the Cassidy Arch trailhead, and I went up to a pretty awesome site. A bit of scrambling at the end, nothing technical, but just terrific views. And thanks to the encouragement of a couple from upstate New York, I dared to walk out on the top of the arch itself, and have pictures to prove it.

    For our last park visit, we walked a few miles around a place named Goosenecks, with views of yet another canyon, and its Sunset Point, with probably the most complex and prettiest view of the whole park — all sorts of geology and canyons, pine trees, snow covered mountains in the back, just beautiful.

    Since we had finished our walking by 4:15, I decided we would probably have time to make it to Bicknell, about 15 miles away, to a pharmacy to pick up some medication Joe left at home. It had taken a while to get our pharmacy in touch with the Wayne County Health Center Pharmacy, but luckily it all worked out. The people were great, and when I picked up the medicine, I asked the pharmacist about the center. Is it a public health center? Yes, he said, it serves people county-wide. How is it funded? By the state of Utah, he said. But, he said, it it NOT a government clinic. Oh well.

    Tip of the day. Though the air is so dry it will crack the inside of your nose, here is one bit of advice. Do not leave the hot shower on for a while to add moisture to your room, or the fire alarms will go on. OOPS!!!
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  • Day2

    In Capitol Reef National Park

    October 13, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    Today we left Escalante and headed to Torrey, Utah, enjoying the small group of marathon runners going between Boulder and Escalante in the Escalante marathon. I cannot imagine running up and down those hills, but everyone was smiling! We learned that Boulder Utah actually has two very well regarded restaurants, but we missed them. One of them, Hell’s Backbone Grill, gets written up all the time, we heard.

    The drive further on to Torrey, the closest town to Capitol Reef, went through lots of aspen groves. Some still had beautiful yellow leaves, but most had dropped their leaves. I never thought of considering autumn colors as a factor in a trip to Utah! We had great views of the Henry mountains and learned we were traveling through the last part of the continental US to be mapped and charted.

    We got to Capitol Reef park early and decided to do a hike to Cohab Canyon. Not as long as others we’ve done (3.5 miles), but the elevation was a bit harder for Joe. It took us up to a canyon with crazy rock formations all along. Good hike!

    We are staying in a “resort” near the park, with a much better elliptical than our first place, and a nice view. Heading into town to Café Diablo. And tomorrow’s high is supposed to be about 40, with night temps dropping into the (gasp) 20s! I was planning on 60s weather.
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  • Day12

    Animals on our journey

    June 28, 2016 in the United States

    Special post for Joy! We've seen:
    * cows
    * horses, including a baby foal
    * sheep, including baby lambs
    * elk
    * mule deer
    * ravens
    * quite a few lizards
    * insects - neat beetles, giant orange stink bug, cicadas, grasshoppers, giant bumble bees, several types of butterflies, gnats, (fortunately almost no mosquitoes)
    * wild turkey
    * peregrine falcon
    * chipmunks
    * ground squirrels
    * Jack rabbit
    * quite a few birds
    * hummingbird
    * frogs & tadpoles
    * marmots
    * family of quail
    * pronghorns
    * prairie dog (we think)
    * hawks
    * vultures
    * eagle
    * fox (deceased)
    * blue jay

    Was really hoping to see condors, but no luck. Kids want to see a bighorn, but we struck out there too. Gave up on seeing a snake! Couldn't even score a (domesticated) bison, but did pretty well overall!

    Wildest of anything we saw was probably our children!! Haha! :-)
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  • Day29

    Auf dem Weg nach Torrey

    May 29, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Der Weg nach Torrey war eine Scenic Road (Nr. 12) mit abwechslungsreicher Landschaft, es gab immer wieder Look-outs. Wir machten noch einen Abstecher zu dem Red Canyon. Die Road 12 führte teilweise auf einem spektakulären Grat entlang und führte wieder hoch in die Berge mit vielen Birkenbäumen. Mittlerweile war das Fahren im Camper für die Kinder kein Problem mehr, wir hörten grössenteils Hörspiele, und so war die Fahrt auch für sie kurzweilig. An einem wunderschön gelegenen Campingplatz mit Pool verbrachten wir den Abend und die Nacht, dort hoppelten auch wilde Hasen herum und die Kinder konnten Kolibris beobachten.Read more

  • Day26

    04-26 Goblin Valley & Wild Horse slot

    April 26, 2018 in the United States

    Left Moab about 9am, drove thru Sand Flat State rec area - tons of OHV and mtn biking in huge sliprock terrain. Drove out to I-70 and over to Goblin Valley State Park. Parked at Observation Pt and hiked around the "goblin valleys" - no trail, just free to wander in ther formations. Ate lunch in the car and drove just outside park to Little Wild Horse canyon- a slot canyon hike we had heard about. Great hike. Started up sandy, rocky dry wash that finally narrows to a cool shaded skinny slot canyon. Walked to the end where it opens again and then turned back to return (about 4 mi. rt). Could have looked back thru Bell csnyon but we're didn't have time for 8 mi hike. Drive to Capitol Reef, stopped at closed z visitor center, drive around Fruita campground area and then out to Torrey. Stayed at Broken Spur Inn, nice big room. Dinner at some cafe in Torrey.Read more

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Torrey, توري, توری، یوتا, 84775, Тори, 托里

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