04/18 Capitol Reef NP Day 3 Hickman Bridge and Chimney Rock Loop

April 18, 2018  •  3 Comments

Today started with my water supply frozen once again.  Managed to get breakfast taken care of and that all important cup of coffee.  Decided to do some hiking today and started with a hike up to Hickman Bridge.  This is a natural bridge and was only about a mile in.  Of course that meant a mile back out again as well so lets call it two miles round trip.  If you see any clouds in the sky they were man made.  I included one image to show all the jet contrails.  These would dissipate into wispy clouds and eventually just haze.  Here are some images from that hike.

After finishing that hike I drove over to Chimney Rock.  You may remember a photo of it from yesterday.  Anyway, I ate an early lunch there and then hit the trail.  This trail is a 3.6 mile loop trail.  Have to admit I was not sure I would make the full hike, but I did.  I was pretty pooped at the end I will tell you.  Here are some images from that hike as well.  At the end I have included a couple of critter images.

BTW, if you ask me a question in your comments you will have to come back to the blog for my answer.  I will try to be better about answering questions.


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Jim(non-registered)
Missed looking at your blog yesterday - we had gorgeous weather here in Oregon, so I got some outdoor chores done. Don't think I have ever seen a survey marker sticking up in the air like that - you could use it as a golf tee. I wonder if it was too hard to sink in farther, or if the rock it had been set in has eroded away. Not many living trees - but you seem to find the skeletons, and photograph them beautifully. The lizard is well camouflaged.
Rick(non-registered)
Wondering just what you are carrying with you when you do these hikes? Food? Water? One body & one lens? Tripod? First Aid kit?

Pat and I always liked the wide open blue skies of the southwest. Even the last trip back we could enjoy them.
valerie(non-registered)
Interesting about the jet contrails. One of the few times where "man made" and "nature made" are not in conflict with each other. Looking at the 10 picture with the dirt slides made me wish there had been time lapse photography technology set up on that spot a couple of thousand years ago to show the change from then to now.
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