Monday, May 30, 2016

capitol reef

This weekend Derek and I went down to Capitol Reef with my brother and sister-in-law.
We went down on Saturday planning on hiking a slot canyon, but the clouds were looking pretty scary.
So we decided to do The Frying Pan Trail, which was 3 miles.
Little did we know, you have to hike a 2 mile trail before you reach Frying Pan and a 1 mile trail after you've finished the hike.
So after 6 miles we were a bit dead (at least the girls were).
But we did find a cool arch, big rocks and lots of lizards.
The second day we woke up early and looked up to the skies.
There were no clouds so we decided to hit the slots.
(The canyon, not the machine)
This one was a 2 mile hike to the beginning of the trail and then a 5 mile hike through a river.
So, again, we were dead.
(I don't think I need to work out the rest of the week right?)
But the slot canyon hike was SO fun.
This is Derek's all time favorite hike and I can see why.
The water was lower than he remembered, but I was secretly happy that we didn't have to swim through any parts that were too deep.
It was so fun to #getoutside for the weekend and spend time with family.
Also, a funny story will be coming later this week;
So look out.

Capitol Reef:
2.5 hour drive from Provo
No entrance fee
Fee or free camping options as well as nearby motels
Easy, Moderate, and strenuous Hikes
Fruit Picking
Lots of history and geology (Dinosaur tracks!!)



  1. ooohhh love the pictures!! isn't utah just absolutely gorgeous?? looks like you had a ton of fun-- I'll have to put this on my to-visit list too! xX


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