Oh boy, we have not had good Internet the last few days so a lot of catching up to do.
We left Kodachrome headed for Torrey, Utah last Sunday. The weather was nice and sunny and the route was beautiful.
Tim and Renee are to meet up with us later on Monday needing to take care of chores in a nearby good sized city.
We got a site at Thousand Trails Campground with a nice view of some Utah red rock. We decided as the sky was blue and the forecast not that we would sneak a peak into Capitol Reef.
Just driving into the park you see some great views of the majestic formations. Capitol Reef is home to the Waterpocket Fold, a massive warp in the earths crust, creating unique features including colorful canyons, arches, bridges and domes.
We stopped in and got our orientation in the visitor center then headed out to check it out.
Famous in the park is the old Mormon settlement of Fruita. In 1880 Mormon settlers established the community and using irrigation from the Fremont River created orchards that are still maintained by the park today.
To try and keep this short I will just post Wendy's pictures with some captions. Thanks for following along.
|View from Gooseneck Overlook|
|Capitol Gorge Road|
|Tim & Renee|
|Home to a family of 13|