The main road through Capitol Reef National Park turns from asphalt to dirt after a few miles. My little car slowly makes its way over until I reach the end of the road and the start of the hike into The Tanks.
Towering walls on either side of the trail keep one cool and comfortable for most of the way to the Tanks. Before that though, you come across petroglyphs left most likely by the Anasazi Indians of yesteryear.
A couple of miles later, a sign points me in the right direction to go explore the Tanks region.
Full of frozen ice pools and picturesque rock formations, I wander from trail to trail, jumping to and fro, relishing in this desert wonderland.
It’s a nice place to escape the world of mindless sheep and just listen to your own echoes.