Tuesday Talk: Can’t Talk. Must Hike!

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The views of sandstone domes and iron-rich spires in Capitol Reef National Park.

Capitol Reef National Park. Photo courtesy of Alex.

 

As you read this Alex and I are somewhere in the Utah backcountry…if everything’s gone according to plan, that is! We’re probably backpacking in Capitol Reef National Park. We quite like Capitol Reef. We visited last year for one day as part of our Utah trip, and we decided to go back this year and do some backpacking. Situated between the big Utah attractions of Moab and Bryce and Zion national parks, Capitol Reef is quiet and without crowds. You don’t feel the hustle bustle there like you do in a lot of national parks, and it’s easy to drive or walk around and enjoy the strange rock formations and the fruit orchards. After backpacking, I’m sure we’ll stop by the Historic Gifford House for a pie made with fruit from the park’s orchards. Then it will be on to explore the nearby Grand Escalante Staircase National Monument for a couple days.

We’re hoping for a little adventure, a chance to explore, and flip-flop weather!

Cece and Alex backpacking in Capitol Reef, April 2013.

Cece and Alex backpacking in Capitol Reef, April 2013.

 

 

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