Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
More Photo Ops
After having a wonderful early morning hike through Calf Creek Canyon, we departed our little secluded spot and headed toward Capital Reef National Park. What we expected to be a short, quick drive ended up being much longer, and oh my gosh…astonishing! The elevation, the dramatic vertical drop-offs, and then unbelievable color! Whew!!! Never, ever had either Rick or I seen such intensity and depth of color in Aspen trees.
Many, many photos later, we arrived at Capital Reef and again a big WHEW! More photo ops of the dramatic cliffs, rock formations, and bold color. Capital Reef is unique as it encompasses a giant wrinkle in the earths crust known as the Waterpocket Fold that stretches for a 100 miles. We are camped at the historic apple, peach, cherry, pear, and apricot tree orchard in the Fruita historic district – Shade trees, Fremont River, and mule deer all around us.
We made a quick stop at the historic Gifford Homestead for some coffee and homemade strawberry-rhubarb, and apple pies. A perfect way to top off the day!