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The next national park we visited was Capital Reef. I really did not understand the geology of this park. There is a huge rock there that reminded someone of the capitol bldg. in Washington but I am not sure about the reef, something about a barrier. Most of these national park have a scenic ride but the one at this park was closed the day we were there was closed because they had just had 5 ...
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Wildlife (today/overall): None/White tail deer, black bear, coyote, antelope, elk
* inflated by having to abandon Moab loop
Route (had to reset phone thus two parts):
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... the rear. As the vehicle passed, I estimate it was traveling at near 90 mph. I commented to Leslie that the driver had better be careful or the police would like to have a chat. Just after that statement I saw another SUV, brown, approaching. That vehicle was going fast, but not as fast as the first. Behind the brown SUV was a car. Then I noticed the car was a State Patrol car.
Just ahead of us in the right lane was a car. As the brown ...
... was. We rounded a bend in the trail and I saw what was responsible for the noise; the man that had left the parking lot before us. He was running up and down a sandstone formation. Its face was at a 20 degree slope. That was obviously his idea of exercise.
Shortly after seeing the runner we caught our first glimpse of Independence Monument. It was really breathtaking. Even though the rock was nearly two miles away, it ...
... there for probably 20 minutes. We were directly across from a point in the river where a small segment of the river moved closer to the south edge of the canyon. Where it split away from the main river, the bed was much more shallow. That caused the familiar gurgling sound of water. Even though we were quite high and on the opposite side of the river we could still very distinctly hear the sound. At one point I asked Tyler why the sound ...