Monday, April 24, 2017

Capitol Reef and Hwy 24

Yesterday we took a day trip on Hwy 24 through Capitol Reef and the Fruita area within the NP.
The views are amazing and around every turn there is a new experience.

Part of Capitol Reef is the Fruita area and the Gifford House.  The area is populated with one of the largest orchards in the National Park service.   Gifford House.  Fruita area.

We took the scenic drive through the Fruita area and enjoyed a stop at the Gifford House.

We had to leave with a sample of a couple of pies, cherry and apple.  We had them for dessert after dinner.  Best pie I have had in a long time.  We also sampled the home churned ice cream. YUM!

Right down the road from the Gifford house was the Fruita Campground, dry camping, very nice campground large sites and very well maintained.   Also down the road were several of the orchards.

Back on Hwy 24 again we stopped at the one room schoolhouse.  It was completely furnished as it was in the day.  Brought back memories, I went to a country one room school for my first seven years of school. There were seven different grades in one room.  Fruita Schoolhouse

Another stop along the way were the petroglyphs.

One of the things we noticed when we were on the walkway checking out the petroglyphs were what looked like giant webs in the trees.  Then we noticed on the railing were thousands of little caterpillars.

Not quite sure what that was all about.

Beautiful area and if you are into hiking you could spend weeks here.

Here is a link to more pictures, as usual. 
Hope you enjoy.

Capitol Reef

Living the dream......

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