Making Lemons out of Lemonade: Capitol Reef National Park

Flash floods in Capitol Reef National Park in south-central Utah closed down the main scenic road in the park and changed our plans to hike through slot canyons.  Instead, we cooled off in the campground sprinkler and again in afternoon thunderstorms.  Though we did check out some areas of the park, we were never able to visit the more well-known portions of the park since the road remained closed to allow crews to remove debris that was funneled through the canyons and deposited onto the road.  No matter; we enjoyed the opportunity to relax after a week full of hiking in the hot sun in Mesa Verde, Canyonlands, and Arches.

Mud!

Mud!

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Our Site in Capitol Reef

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Cleaning Off

Think I Need to Wash My Hands?

Taking a Quick Walk Between Rainshowers

Taking a Quick Walk Between Rainshowers

This Way!  (We hear this seventeen thousand times a day.)

This Way! (We hear this seventeen thousand times a day.)

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