Wednesday, October 28, 2009
We got there around 6:00 Friday evening, had dinner, surprised Ryan with a birthday cake and song (yay for Ryan's 25th birthday!!), sat around the fire and went to bed.
The next morning it was super chilly, I think it got down to 36° at th coldest. Brrr!
We ate some food and decided to hike around the river. It ended up being really cool following the river upstream. We had a little bit of an adventure climbing up the rocks to get back to the trail. After which we ended up at the trail head for Franklin Falls. It claimed to only be a mile long trail. We decided to check it out. I didn't even know it was there so that was kind of exciting. Well I'm pretty sure it was longer then a mile, but the falls were neat and the scenery along the way was fun. We saw a TON of different types of mushrooms. I've never seen so many and they were ALL along the stretch of trail. I have no idea what any of them are and haven't had any luck looking them up. So if you know by chance, please share.
It was a fun camping trip and I would go there again for sure. It was a nice campground.
Ryan in motion
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Capitol Reef National Park was really small and you just kinda drive through it. You didn't even have to pay to get in. We didn't really spend much time there(which is obvious in our lack of photos) because we wanted to get to Moab before it got really late.
Here are the Capitol Reef pictures.
We arrived in Moab just as it was getting dark. We put up the tent as quickly as possible and made some food. The next day we went to Arches National Park and explored around and got some great pics. The weather was REALLY hot though so we didn't do much hiking around.
P.S. Can someone who knows more about Blogger then me tell my why some of my pictures you can click them and they get bigger and some don't. I don't get it. They are all very similar in size when I load them. It's bugging me! (For instance, you can't click on my Montana Pics and see a bigger version, but you can with the pics in this post) Hrmmphh.