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Monday, September 29, 2008

Rick Morgan

A Few More Hoodoos…and a Kodachrome Journey

We decided to leave Bryce earlier than planned since we had explored the park yesterday…but…Rick wanted to hike the Navajo Trail down to the bottom of the Canyon - a very different perspective, one if given the opportunity, is well worth the effort. These remarkable photos are in “Today’s photos” section.


Continuing our journey, driving another scenic by-way - #12 – that borders and crosses Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), the drive was literally a “journey!” 14% grades in some places, narrow roadways, marvelous colors through the Kodachrome Basin, and Escalante Canyon. What? A coffee stop in the middle of nowhere? Kiva Koffee House – yep, we had to make the stop. A lovely and charming little place right along the step grades, and literally – in the middle of nowhere. It also is a B&B with no phones or TV – a great place!

Onward to Capital Reef National Park…but wait!!!! A sign to Calf Creek Recreation Area caught our attention. Feeling “free as the breeze” and believe me…there is NONE – we drove down the step drive to another extraordinary find. Again, we lucked out with only 14 campsites, we were most fortunate to find the last one in this primitive area – REALLY primitive- not even a landline phone, or cell…a true “pack it in-pack it out” environment.

Capital Reef will have to wait for another day!