Part 10 [The Temples]
We continued driving the valley. The next stop was at the Gypsum Sinkhole.
We then came upon the Temple of the Sun and Temple of the Moon.
We walked back over to the Jeep, "The Grinch." Its 2.5L engine may have been a couple of sizes too small, but it got us...
Part 9 [Cathedral Valley]
Driving through Cathedral Valley is a must-do for any visit to Capitol Reef.
We took the drive. It started out with fording the Fremont River, which was about 18 inches deep.
We stopped and walked out to an overlook to the Temples of the Sun and Moon. We would not...
Part 8 [Intro to Capitol Reef National Park]
Our time at Easter Jeep Safari was over.
We then moved on to the next part of our trip: Capitol Reef National Park.
We found a walk-in campsite in the park. The place was windy. Our neighboring campers had the unfortunate experience of forgetting...
Part 7 [More Easter Jeep Safari]
Our last ride was Hellroaring Rim. I had scheduled Copper Ridge for the day before. But we had to skip it for light snow and to inspect a "clunk" sound from the front end, which turned out to be nothing.
Meeting up for Hellroaring Rim.
We stopped in town...
Part 6 [More of Arches National Park]
We came across some rock climbers.
One last photo of the climbers (if you can spot them).
We then took the four wheel drive road out of the park. Driving that road was one of the best things we did in the park. We only saw one other vehicle on...
Part 4 [What's the Story, Morning Glory?]
We took the hike to the Morning Glory Arch. It was very close to our campground.
Morning Glory is over 240 feet high.
It has the 9th longest span of any natural arch in the world. (The 8 longer arches are all in Utah and China.)
Part 3 [The Wall by Camp]
We stayed at the Goose Island Campground. It was positioned between the Colorado River and a large, dramatic bluff.
Some people driving by later that night tested their offroad lighting out against the wall.
Part 2 [3-D Trail Ride]
We had departed home on a Friday and arrived in Moab on a Saturday. We luckily found the one empty campsite in a nearby BLM campground.
Sunday we joined up for the 3-D Trail and met the others Jeeps at the designated meeting spot.
And we went out for our first taste...
Part 1 [A Trip Report from 2012?]
Yes, this is a report from an eight year-old event. Like everyone else, I wasn't able to get out to the desert this spring because of the pandemic. So I had to go through some old photos and re-live some memories. So here we are.
This was my first and only...
We only really tried at two of our campsites, Gray Bluff and Spring Creek. We did not do so hot. I blame it on the river being up so high. (Others might blame it on my poor fishing skills. They would probably be correct.) But the fishing can be good if you know what you're doing.