We've been trying to do a different national park every month. January we did Zions and this month we did Capital Reef. It was a short night trip because of a family wedding we had and then we all got sick the day we made it down there, but we tried to make the best of it.
So what did we do at Capital Reef for the short time we were there. The night we got there we checked into our hotel and then found some grub. Since February is the off season to visit Capital Reef the whole town was pretty much closed down...not cool. The gas station we stayed next to was torn to pieces, the Subway that was in the gas station right next to our hotel was also closed, and the town literally had 1 restaurant open. We talked to a family who comes down to Capital Reef multiple times a year to visit family they said that it's very rare for everything to be closed like this. Looks like we had our Hepworth luck again. It's usually raining or cold when we go somewhere...it was cold AND everything was closed.
Back to what we did for the night. After we got dinner it was about an hr until sunset so we decided to drive through the park. The lighting was perfect! I always get so giddy when golden hour actually is golden and against the red rock...oh my gosh the photographer in me wanted to pull over and take some pics. That's exactly what I made Jeff do. We pulled over and snapped a few pics.
We drove past a lot of trails I wanted to go on, a lot of places I had researched. But in the end we tried the Cohab Canyon and made it to the top but the babe was just miserable so we turned around went back to the car and headed home. She did get out of the carrier and walked around a little but in the end she just wanted to be home cuddling with mom.
We plan to return to Capital Reef in the next couple of months to see everything green and in bloom and pick all the fruit from the fruit trees. Until then we will call this trip a wash haha