Torrey Schoolhouse B&B Inn
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Travel Blogs from Torrey
I glanced out the motel window after jumping out of bed to see sun breaking through the clouds. Perhaps it would be a sunny day after all. We showered, packed Charlie, and checked out. As we drove out of Escalante, we briefly detoured down Hole-in-the-Rock Road which had begun to dry. We proceeded about 3 miles, just to say we did, before hitting …
... 9,000 feet. The first was characterized by tight twisties. The second was mostly sweeping curves. And the last - well, rain. But all were through spectacular scenery.
While the morning was beautiful with just enough clouds to make the sky interesting, as the day progressed a storm cell developed directly in our path. A check of the radar map on my phone confirmed that we were headed into the teeth ...
... the long dirt road running north to south on the side of the park that day. As beautiful as the park is, it is huge. My memory was of 125 miles of mostly dirt road looking at the same scenery just moving closer to the end of a long wall of multicolored mountains of rock. Then you turn right onto Burr Rd. and cut across the Dixie National Forrest to Boulder where I stopped for a delicious burger.
I could not wait to get back to the ...
... Milt's Stop and Eat - it is a spot for locals. It looks the same as it was in 1954. You walk to a window and order and then you eat on picnic tables. The locals love to talk. I think the best part of every trip is getting to meet the people.
Took 191 north to West 70 then to 24 west and into Torrey(town.) Capital Reef National Park is right there.
Since you are in the desert don't expect to get a signal on your phone or GPS (you don't need one in Utah.)
65 k..... As expected the climb started right from the campsite. It started fairly reasonable, as a warm up so to say and quickly developed into an 8%25 climb with no breaks for over 2 1/2 hrs. By the time I reached my 9600 ft mark, my legs were pretty well toast. That was probably one of the toughest climbs so far and I did have a nice long break on top before descending. Why the descend goes by so fast , I ...
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