We stopped at Natural Bridges National Park. This is the smallest park EVER, but it is super cute. There are three main natural bridges that you can walk to, or simply view from the viewing area.
|A natural bridge is different than an arch in that it was carved by a river of water wearing through the rock to create a bridge. See it there in the middle?|
|Natural Bridge... 2nd largest in the world?|
We drove along Hwy 95, a scenic byway, which was indeed quite scenic. We reached Hite and Lake Powell and went and put our feet in the water for a while. The water was warm!
|Flowers at Hite.|
|Campgrounds at Hite on Lake Powell.|
|Dave on Lake Powell.|
|We moved on to the Dirty Devil campgrounds, which had the Dirty Devil River running through it.. and by running I mean trickling. Pretty awesome, but very warm!|
|Dirty Devil Campground. I'm quite dirty in this picture myself!|
|A scenic overlook on the way out put us on top of the cliffs overlooking Hite and Lake Powell. See the bridge in the background going over the Colorado River?|
|Looking down Lake Powell. I'm curious what water levels are usually like this time of year. The Rockies had an extremely low snowpack this year and a recent paper predicts snowfall to be less and less into the future.|
|Dave standing a little too close to the edge of a cliff for my taste. Hite is in the background and Lake Powell below.|
We did the Goosenecks Overview (1/10 mile), which is this curvy part in Sulfur Canyon. It is one of those overlooks where there are fences everywhere so no one accidentally plunges to their death. Not my favorite. You can see Sulfur Canyon below. We then walked to Sunset Point (1/3 mile) and enjoyed the views just an hour before sunset.
|Looking east(ish) with the Henry Mountains all the way in the back, the Waterpocket Fold, then Sulfur Canyon in the front.|
|Intentional shadow picture at the bench at sunset point.|
|Camping spot night two west of Capitol Reef. Dave is cooking on our camping stove that we found at the recycler for $5.|
|Not a bad view! The Capitol Reef Waterpocket fold is off to the right in the distance. It is insane how shiny my car looks in this picture, it basically has a red dust film all over it.|