Capitol Reef National Park

We finally visited Capitol Reef National Park! We've missed it every time we've come through Utah. For some reason, we've always seemed to change routes, directions, or plans, but this year we decided to make it happen. And we're so glad we did! It's a very unique park, with parts that remind us of the Badlands, Calico Hills, Valley of Fire, Zion, Arches, and Petroglyph. It also has a bunch of orchards because of the river running through the canyon, planted in the 1800s. We had fun picking apples, which were $1/pound and SO sweet and yummy! The deer were enjoying them too.

The apples were so good! And it was fun to pick out the best ones.
The drive from Richfield to Capitol Reef was beautiful too!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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Diana's Throne Canyon, canyoneering

We love canyoneering! We've always loved hiking, now climbing and rappeling, so canyoneering just combines them. It was definitely more adventurous than just hiking or climbing and SO fun to figure out how to get over/under/around obstacles. Allen and I did Diana's Throne Canyon, outside of Kanab, Utah, and had a blast. It was a beautiful slot canyon with a series of 8 different rappels, ranging from 15-60 feet. There wasn't any water in the canyon this time (and I'm so glad)! We had to take off our packs sometimes to squeeze through places, or to jump, climb, or slide down. We can't wait to find our next canyoneering route, probably in Zion!

The canyon is down in the shadow and it was quite the hike back up, in sand. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018
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