Wednesday, June 13, 2012
First Day at Capitol Reef
We decided that our first day at the park would be easy, so we ventured into Capitol Gorge. We always draw stares with the kayaks - people wonder where we are going to find any water.
First thing I noticed was the abundance of Rockpecker damage...
This was a road through the gorge back as far as 1884.
But the road doesn't go through now, and you have to get out and walk.
The scenery is great (I just love these butt shots...)
This was our goal - the Pioneer Register, where many of the early pioneers left their signatures.
Afterwards, we went over to the Behunin Cabin, where a family of 10 lived in 1882.
Here, the Rockpecker damage came in handy - the boys in the family slept in these "Rockpecker Caves."
Then we went over to the petroglyphs on the main road through the park. They are about a thousand years old, and still in pretty good shape.