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Capitol Reef

April 8th, 2010 · No Comments

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En route to a Sierra Club outing in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument I passed through hundreds of miles of desert, including Capitol Reef National Park. It is a reef in the sense that the high cliffs form a barrier to travel. It’s like our capitol in that the domes of Navajo sandstone look a lot like many of the landmarks in Washington.

I took an easy two-mile high to Hickman Natural Bridge, named for an early park advocate, Joe Hickman. The span of the bridge is 133 feet. It is 125 feet above the valley floor, where I walked.

Hickman Natural Bridge

Hickman Natural Bridge

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Driving through Dixie National Forest offers a sweeping overview of this national park and the Henry Mountains from a lookout at 9,600 feet.

Capitol Reef and the Henry Mountains

Capitol Reef and the Henry Mountains

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Even in April these mountains have snow. But their beauty remains all year long.

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