Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Annual Utah Trip - Part 2

We left Dewey Bridge and headed toward Capitol Reef National Park. Since we left mid-afternoon, we  decided to camp overnight midway just in case the park campground was full. We chose a beautiful spot on BLM land near Goblin Valley State Park. How lucky were we to find an isolated camp site with an amazing vista AND a tree swing!

Flying a kite
Up Kite, Up!
Is this not an amazing place to fly a kite?!?

Lighting the campfire
Playing charades
We got to Capitol Reef National Park the next day and snagged another great campsite. The campsite is tucked between orchards, near the river, and walking distance to an old pioneer house that has been converted to a museum/general store. We hiked, relaxed, got ice cream at the general store, explored the nature center, went to a junior geologist program and a petroglyph talk, listened to Indian storytelling, and earned our Junior Ranger badges. So much more I'd love to say about this National Park. We will definitely go back.
Washing dishes at the campsite
Washing feet
Not a good one, but the only photo
of our camper's insides
(I LOVE having a camper... makes life
so much more enjoyable)
Hiking the canyon

Jack about to DIE

Picking mulberries
(we were a little early for other fruits)
Mulberry Mouth
(and nose and forehead...)
Wool dolls made at the nature center
Kate building the campfire
Best dinner of the trip...
campfire roasted hotdog with
homemade mixed berry pie on the side!
And I didn't take a single photo of our Glenwood Springs stop. It was quick. Got there early evening, hit the hot springs for a few hours, slept with the sound of the river roaring next to us, and pitched off early for home.

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