Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Grand Wash Trail, Capitol Reef National Park

While here at Capitol Reef National Park as volunteer campground hosts we work four days and then have four days off.  On our days off we try and get out into and around the park.  Today we spent two hours on the GRAND WASH TRAIL.  It's about 2.2 miles each way in soft gravel but we decided to do most of it today and start from the other end on another day.  The towering walls that remain after thousands of years of erosion are a sight to see.  We saw it and now we can share a little of it with you.

Starting into the wash with a picture of Jackie to give you an idea of the scale.
Looks like there are other people on our trail today.
The scaring on the walls of the wash have taken years to show.

The little rock that Dick is sitting on came down from the top a very long time ago, or was it yesterday?

Mother nature does some strange thing in the sandstone.
A close up of one of the areas taken from the above area.
Another close up

Just another shot of a side wash.
A little man made art against what God has created.

The dead tree stands out against the white rock.

You can sure tell we are in red rock country with the looks of this wall.

No, this guy was not in the wash but thought I would share a very unusual (to me) picture of a cow we ran across the other day with a very thick white band of hair around its middle.  The hair looks to be about three time longer than the rest.

   To be continued...

1 comment:

Deanna said...

I love that you are blogging again and sharing pictures. Keep it up!