Palisade CO to Hanksville UT
Our drive was mostly boring and windy, but there were a few spots worth grabbing off the dash cam. At least the drive was short, we drove from 11am-3pm and took a nice lunch break, too.
The wind really takes it out of me, especially when driving a “barn on wheels” so we didn’t venture off until we had rested some.
We went Jeepin’ Around near Goblin Valley State Park and ended up on a Jeep trail in the dark, so we gave up and came back for dessert and beer at the campground’s steak house.
Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef is the longest of all the national parks. It’s 70 miles long, but only 1-12 miles wide at various points. Most of it is not accessible, so seeing all the sights is quick and easy. There are also a lot of hiking trails. The park recently flooded and a storm was also moving in, so venturing out too far from people wasn’t the best of ideas. The park also houses one of the only east-west highways in Utah, and of course it was under major construction during our visit.
The video is long, so we cranked the speed up a bit.
Rainy days and Wednesdays
I awoke to the sound of rain on our roof. E slept through it all. Our plans were to go Jeepin’ Around, but dirt roads in the desert after a rain is not the best idea. (We’d feel safer if we had other Jeepers with us in case someone needs help.) We hung out all day and just gamed, watched YouTube, etc. We did run to the local market.
There was more rain than we realized; part of the area flooded. So, naturally, after things dried out, we drove to see the impact. We had lunch and then hit a convenience store for snacks and drinks. When we got back to the campground, we watched people try to set up (and then give up) in muddy sites. We did a little travel-day prep and then headed up to the grill and attempted dessert. E had wings.