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2018-09-10 – WBCCI 2018 Southwest Adventure Caravan – Day 23 – Travel Day to Torrey, Utah and Capitol Reef National Park

Another travel day… We took our time packing up and hitching up, and left the RV park about 10:00 am.  We drove past Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and soon we were heading west on Interstate 70.   We were quickly reminded that we are not in California anymore…

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As we drove we were accompanied by several other caravaners…

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We pulled off into the little town of Green River.  Not surprisingly, the Green River passes through here…

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The Green River originates in the high plains of Wyoming, and feeds into the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park, near Moab, Utah…  We stopped here to see the Powell Museum…

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The museum commemorates the journey and explorations of John Wesley Powell, who, in 1869, took several men and boats down the Green River and into the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon… We watched a video of the journey and saw many exhibits of the trip.  Very interesting!

We continued our journey west, then south.  This part of Utah is not covered in rocks…

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But, course, soon we did find more rocks…

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The road south went straight south… For miles and miles and miles…

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We soon came to Capitol Reef National Park, one of the country’s newest National Parks… We saw many of the same type of rock formations that we had seen before…

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One difference is that we were much closer to them…

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We did not stop – there will be time for that tomorrow.  Soon we arrived at the RV park in Torrey, Utah…

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We enjoyed dinner at the Cafe Diablo, dining outside amongst the trees, with another caravan couple from New Jersey…

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We were soon treated to a brilliant sunset…

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And an enjoyable Time was had by all…

Special Post 9/10/19 – We are heading into the wilderness again…

I got all caught up through 9/9/18… I have no idea when we will have good fast internet access again… Stay tuned…

2018-09-09 – WBCCI 2018 Southwest Adventure Caravan – Day 22 – Relaxing and driving the La Sal Loop…

We had a leisurely morning , then we drove out along the Colorado River again.  We turned off the highway about 20 miles from here, and followed the La Sal Loop Road into a beautiful Valley…

img_5115img_5117img_5121 About 4 miles in we turned off into Castle Valley, a semi-residential area.  This valley is unlike anything we have seen in Utah.  All green – even the rock-faced mountains…

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We found what appears to be “ancient” construction and some well-built old houses…

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We returned to the main loop road and continued on…

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As we ascended higher into the hills we were surrounded with views of the “pygmy” forest… None of these trees are much higher than 20 feet, but it is beautiful!

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We came upon what looked to be alpine meadows…

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And fall colors!

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After we crested the summit we could see the Moab valley far below…

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We returned to the highway which leads back into Moab.  We stopped at the Moab Brewery and Distillery for a little lunch and a sample of their spirits…

We returned to The Villa and it was hot!  We cranked up the AC and I took a nap…

Tonight we had a short music presentation by the family that owns the RV Park.  It was,  surprisingly, a lot of fun…!

After the music we had a drivers meeting – tomorrow we head to Torrey and Capitol Reef National Park…

And an enjoyable time was had by all…

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