#waterpocketfold

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This is on the east side of the Waterpocket Fold, on the Notom Road. This side of the reef is even drier than the west. The stream bottom looks lush and green, but it's a very thin line with no surface water in the creek to support it. Water sources that usually last all summer are already dry. Cattle are dying.
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#prayforrain #drought #ranchlife #waterpocketfold #capitolreefnationalpark #capitolreef #utah #werutah #olympus

Notom, Utah

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Capitol Reef & Grand Staircase Escalante

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Really missing the desert today! Can’t wait to get back out on the road again... 🌵

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A driveby glimpse at the nearly 100 mile #Waterpocketfold #utah #summer #capitolreef

Capitol Reef National Park

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The last few days have been great for exploring Capitol Reef National Park. The Waterpocket Fold was pretty impressive! Early starts are the norm here so we can hike in the cool of the day. @kismetspackslack2018 and I have gotten used to packing up and trying to on trail before sunrise. Seeing the canyons from above is great, but it is hard to beat hiking through these narrow passageways and seeing hundreds of feet of cliffs above you on either side. All my pictures from the Hall’s Creek Narrows are on Jen’s phone. There are two aspects to hiking the Narrows: the tightness of the canyon and the hiking and wading through the water. Unfortunately, this is a very low-water year.
One of the other fun things has been seeing how things grow in the desert. Where there is water, we saw thriving Cottonwood trees. A few are pushing 140 years old. Trees can hang on for a while without water. They look pretty knarly when they are dead and dried out. I like to call them “bones of the desert”.
Capitol Reef is our fourth National Park in the last two weeks. Now back to Zion to try and hike its Narrows before heading to the Grand Canyon.
#capitolreefnationalpark #capitolreef #waterpocketfold #nationalparks #nationalparkgeek #cottonwoods


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“Having A Coke With You”
#WaterpocketFold #CapitolReefNationalPark #Utah

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Horrible 4WD Road always leads to Terrific Scene! 3 miles washboard, easily-got-centered road to the Strike Valley Overlook, perfect spot for waterpocket district of Capitol Reef National Park! #waterpocketfold #strikevalleyoverlook #capitolreefnationalpark

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UTAH!!! I can’t get over this state!! Ever new landscape blows my mind all over again. Stoked to be 5 for 5 on Utah National Parks after today! Utah’s State Parks will have to be next on the bucket list! Also I feel like I’m starting to acclimatize to heat for the first time in my life! 9.5 miles in 90 degrees makes me so proud of myself and the victory ice cream tasted that much better! #capitolreefnationalpark #navajoknobs #rimoverlook #waterpocketfold #geology #utahrocks #neature

Capitol Reef National Park

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google searching “do straight lines exist in nature?”
#roadsides #hwy24 #WaterpocketFold #leavingCapitolReef #headedforMoab #Utah

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#waterpocketfold #strikevalley #strikevalleyoverlook #capitolreef #capitolreefnationalpark #burrtrail #burrtrailroad #offroad March 2018 // A nearly 100-mile long warp in the Earth's crust; a remote and little visited panorama; one of the most spectacular places I’ve been; and no justice done by this Instagram photo.

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I have finally been to every national park in Utah! So close to completing everything in the 4 corners. Just need to knock Saguaro off my list in AZ and I’m done!!!

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#nationalparkgamestrong #capitalreef #nationalpark #utah #nps #findyourpark #optoutside #wanderlust #timelapse #travelwithfriends #subarulove #iphonex #discoverearth #roamearth #desert #waterpocketfold #liveelevated #chinleformation #navajosandstone #monocline #holidayweekend #staywild video: @nationalparkprincess

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Out for a drive around the lovely Capitol Reef National Park in Utah, while a storm rolls in from the West.
Now, more than ever, it is important that we do all that we can to protect these wonderful places.  Our most treasured natural places have endured continual attack since January 20, 2017.  Only our continued support our parks and resistance to these attacks will allow future generations to experience these wonders of nature.

#nature #travel #igers #photography  #sky #blue #clouds #landscape #wanderlust #usa #travelgram #adventure #capitolreef #sony #explore #roadtrip #outdoors #travelphotography #rock #naturephotography #tourism #neverstopexploring #instanature #outside #lifeofadventure #landscapephotography #sonyphotography #sunlight

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#page330 || “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” - Lao Tzu 🚸





#capitalreef #utah #mightyfive #roadtrip #hikingwiththemcs #travel #findyourpark

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The Waterpocket Fold is a huge geological formation in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. The thing runs for about 100 miles / 160 kilometers. And I think it’s amazingly beautiful. To really see and experience it, you need to put in some effort: hike a few hours or drive some backcountry roads. And guess what: almost no one does that, so you get the place to yourself. This was a beautiful hike to the top of the Navajo Knobs. .
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#waterpocketfold #capitolreefnationalpark #capitolreef #nps #navajoknobs #view #geology #utah #utahgram #hiking #outdoors #outdoorlife #travelphotography #travelblogger #instatravel #instagood #usa

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My water pump started making noise in Western Kansas and finally made its death throes in Wolverine Canyon, Utah. I had a spare and put on a new serpentine belt while I was in there. Bringing the truck home in better shape than it left in. Photo by @dan.kemper .
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#landrover #defender110 #bushfix #utah #wolverinecanyon #boulderutah #waterpocketfold #snapon

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Capitol Reef NP seemed like an odd name to me for a park in a landlocked State. Then I looked up why it was named such. “Waterpocket Fold, a geologic wrinkle on earth. Located in south-central Utah it is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.” Info from the NPS website. Try as I may, I doubt I’ll ever stop sharing pics I took from Utah last month. I took thousands, literally. And every time I go in that file to edit a pic, I find another amazing shot. It’s just astounding how beautiful that State truly is. ❤️tww
#thewanderlustfulwidow #capitolreefnationalpark #capitolreef #utah #ut #nationalpark #themoreyouknow #fruita #landlocked #waterpocketfold #huh #geology #geologist #geologicalwonders #geologicalfold #saywhat #monocline #wrinkle #onearth #dafuq #loveutah #thousandsofpictures #edit #landscape #insta #instagood #instautah #picoftheday #viewoftheday @instagram @nationalparkservice @nationalparksusa @experienceutah @visitutah @capitolreefnps @geology_adventures @beyond_landscapes

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🇺🇸 “Don’t be in a hurry to get out.”
That’s probably the best piece of advice I’ve ever been given about moving through a particular area. It took us three days to navigate through the terrain in this photo. No bullshit.

#Utah #GrandStaircaseEscalanteNationalMonument #WaterpocketFold #Backpacking #Adventure #Explore #AverageGuy #OptOutside #WETSU #TBT


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Capitol Reef National Park took us by surprise. It's built around a 100 mile long tectonic crease in the earth's crust that formed millions of years ago. You can clearly see the layers and the angles and the scale of it is simply massive! There are sandstone arches and spires, horses, a historic bakery, a river, a stunning scenic drive and bountiful orchards from the 1800s from which visitors can freely pick fruit. Very cool! -Tim
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#rvlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #fulltimefamilies #capitolreefnationalpark #nps #Utah #visitutah #waterpocketfold

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Pitched our #tent on the edge of the #waterpocketfold in #capitolreefnationalpark #utah. #soltitude and the most amazing #view with no one around for about 50 miles. This is about an hours drive from the visitor center in #fruita. For some reason many tourists drive past this #nationalpark . It’s my favorite. .
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#travelphotography #travelblogger #camping #outdoors #capitolreef #instatravel #decathlon #utahgram

Capitol Reef National Park

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