Tuesday, September 28, 2010

September 17, 2010

We left camp and drove back into Capital Reef National Park. This park has an historic old Mormon farm called Fruita and also the surrounding area of red cliffs. There are still fruit trees there and some of the descendants can fruit and bake bread and pies for sale. You can also pick fruit for $1.00 per pound to take home. We got some molasses wheat bread and an apple pie. We drove through Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and stopped at the very high overlook to Lake Powell. Then we continued on to Natural Bridges National Monument and drove the loop road through the park. We pulled out at several overlooks to see the natural bridges and Indian ruins. There was no room at the campground here either. They only have a few spaces and at 1 pm they were already full. The park rangers told us about a BLM camping area outside the park about five miles and we went there. We were all by ourselves in conifer trees. It is beginning to get hot now and it was 86 degrees today. The park ranger and his wife toured the Casita. They have been looking at them online.

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