Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fish Lake vacation near Loa Utah.

Our schedule as Volunteers here at Capitol Reef National Park worked out that we had 6 days off in a row so we decided to find a place that was a little cooler.  We headed to Fish Lake about 50 miles from the Park and 3,500 feet higher in elevation and in the mountains above the little town of Loa here in Utah.  We made reservations at Doctor Creek park that we found out later was not needed as only about half of the camp sites are on the reservation list.
If you can find the little arrow you can find our rig in the campground.

This little guy greeted us on our first hike around the end of the lake.
After spending the last 8 months in the desert it was fun to take a road trip and see all the green trees and the snow still in the mountains above us.
Same area but with a pond formed by the snow runoff.
A rock in a field of daisies or a field of daisies with a rock in it.  Not sure what the flower was but it looked kind of like daisies to us.
The forests in this area are made up of predominantly Aspen, and wish we could see them in the fall but will be long gone by then. 
There was hardly an area that we ran across that didn't have names carved on them.  This one took the cake for the longest list of names.  Must be a good Utah family.
And then you can find an artist in the crowed or one that could not spell and had to resort to family pictures.
Another day and another road trip up into this mountain meadow over 10000' and looking down over the road we came up
The only problem was that when we hit 10,500 we also found that it was the end of the road for us on this day.  We might have been able to get over this snow bank but if we had to turn around further down the road there was no way we could have climbed back over it.
And yet another day we took a back country road trip to the top of the mountain across the lake from where we camped.  It got a little tight trying to get to some of the overlooks but we made it.
At one of the lookouts at the top of the mountain out walked this lady from a small trail.  Dick asked her if she was walking around the lake and when she answered yes we were both shocked.   We sat and talked to her for several minutes and came to find out that the resort across the lake was owned by her son so Dick got this shot for her, if she remembers to email us.
To be continued...

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