Capitol Reef from the road…

After hiking the Fremont Gorge trail, I ventured into the empty Capitol Reef National Park to see what my next hike would be.
I only had grazing deer to accompany me as I paid the ten dollar entrance fee. A three plus hour drive that started before morning’s light has led me to this point.
I was somewhat surprised with the stark desolation of this place. I capture the roadside scenery as I slowly make my way deeper.
Eventually, I find the end of the road, and the start of a trail.
The road holds red rock beauty, but it’s now time to stretch my legs once again, and push the boundaries of my will and sanity.

Wench, bring my ale, what say you?