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Terry A. Brewer

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Capitol Reef
« on: May 13, 2005, 02:20:47 AM »
Fred & Daisy, Jim & Tarry, Russ Betty & I are at Capitol Reef & it would be a great place for a forum Rally...We were only going to stay for 2 days & now are going to stay 6-7 days,<G> as there is so much to see in this area.

Terry
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Terry A. Brewer

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2005, 02:23:58 AM »
Here is a few more pics.

Terry
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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2005, 07:58:09 AM »
Thanks for sharing those photos Terry. Looks like a neat place. Any reason Fred too his SUV for a swim?

BTW do they have a campground there, or is it boondocking?
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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2005, 08:45:04 AM »
Thanks for sharing the photos Terry.  Looks like you guys are having a great time.
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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2005, 08:50:47 AM »
What Fred was doing was going to the rescue of Terry!!
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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2005, 08:52:49 AM »
LOL Jim, Terry needs lots of rescuing. Thanks for additional photos. That looks like a really neat place.
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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2005, 12:42:45 PM »
We were only going to stay for 2 days & now are going to stay 6-7 days,<G> as there is so much to see in this area.

Terry, I told you so.  ;D

You might enjoy the Burr Trail.  East of Capitol Reef to the Notom road then south to the Burr Trail then west to Boulder then North back to Capitol Reef.  Day trip with lunch in Boulder.

Nice petrified forest on the route.

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2005, 04:47:22 PM »
Greaat pictures Terry.  Looks like a neat place.  What sort of camping facilities do they have there?
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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2005, 08:26:41 PM »
Today the 7 of us did a road trip south to  Escalante where there is a small state park featuring a petrified forest.

Weather has improved and was warm (near 70 F) and sunny.

Highway 12 is very scenic. First we went over the 10,000 ft Boulder mt with vistas of capitol reef and the Henry mts. Then to anasazi museum and ruins in Boulder before doing lunch on the hogsback. Our view was a vista of red and white sandstone cliffs and slot canyons.

Last night most of us had a gourmet meal at el diablo restaurant with elegantly presented platters of superb food at $$$gourmet$$$ prices.
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Terry A. Brewer

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2005, 09:16:52 PM »
Phil

>>You might enjoy the Burr Trail.  East of Capitol Reef to the Notom road then south to the Burr Trail then west to Boulder then North back to Capitol Reef.  Day trip with lunch in Boulder.<<

We are going to do that on Sun...They call it Loop-The-Fold, 127 miles of fun. Fred isn't going because he doesn't want to get his Jeep dirty.<G>

Couldn't do the Pleasant Creek or Hells Backbone as they were closed due to snow.

Saw the petrified forest today on a trip to Escalante.

Terry
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Terry A. Brewer

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2005, 09:20:29 PM »
Tom

>>Looks like a neat place. Any reason Fred too his SUV for a swim?<<

 1.Entrance to Cathedral Valley
 2.Too cheep to pay for a car wash.

Your choice...or maybe you could set up a poll on it.<BG>

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Terry A. Brewer

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2005, 09:23:21 PM »
Don

>>What sort of camping facilities do they have there?<<

We are staying at a very nice park Thousand Lakes in Torrey, UT.

Terry
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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2005, 09:34:55 PM »
Saw the petrified forest today on a trip to Escalante.

Terry,

It sounds like you are getting all the tourist stuff organized.  :)

There are two petrified forests.  One in Escalante and one west of Boulder toward the Burr Trail.  If the road to Horse Canyon is marked, it's worth a short side trip for 30 or so minutes. 

Phil

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2005, 09:40:19 PM »
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We are staying at a very nice park Thousand Lakes in Torrey, UT.

I believe we stayed at that park a few years ago.  Agree with you completely about holding a rally there.  Capitol Reef is a beautiful park and the area around Torrey is loverly and relatively undeveloped.    That CG could easily hold a rally.  Good set up and they have barbeque service iirc.
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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2005, 09:47:30 PM »
Couldn't do the Pleasant Creek or Hells Backbone as they were closed due to snow.

Darn!  That means the road up Fremont Canyon to the overlook on Thousand Lake Mountain is proably closed also.  I guess we need to have a mini-rally in the fall at Capitol Reef.  ;D

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2005, 10:08:46 PM »
Agree with you completely about holding a rally there.

Are you volunteering Carl?
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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2005, 10:47:09 PM »
Count me in if you have a fall rally in Torrey and/or Capitol Reef. And remember, if you get in trouble (like stuck in that creekbed), ask for Jim or Joanne Unruh and use Mike's name <G>

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2005, 08:50:46 AM »

Couldn't do the Pleasant Creek or Hells Backbone as they were closed due to snow.

Saw the petrified forest today on a trip to Escalante.


Terry

We stayed at Ruby's at Bryce Canyon a couple of years ago and one day did a ride up Rte 12 to Boulder (UT). On the way, we did the Hells Backbone road. Very long, no problem for 4x4s, even medium clearance 4x2s. I couldn't identify the pictures that I took (one of these days I'll start naming them after I take them :)) after a while they all start looking alike ;D ;D ;D. On the way back we took Rte 12 all the way and felt the scenery from 12 was as good as Hells Backbone. Did you stop in the Indian Museum in Boulder, it was a gem ???

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Terry A. Brewer

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2005, 10:13:26 AM »
Bernie

>>Did you stop in the Indian Museum in Boulder, it was a gem <<

Yes...Even got Fred there.<G>

Do you agree with the RV parks reviewers on Ruby's Inn? I can't understand why so many reviews are different from the ones here...Could there be two Ruby's Inns?


Terry
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Phil

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2005, 11:18:33 AM »
Do you agree with the RV parks reviewers on Ruby's Inn? I can't understand why so many reviews are different from the ones here...Could there be two Ruby's Inns?

Terry,

Ruby's Inn campground has a section that you do not want to drive your motorhome in.  Stay in the 50 amp full hookup section.  Don't try to put your MH in the tent section.  ;D

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2005, 11:24:42 AM »

Do you agree with the RV parks reviewers on Ruby's Inn? I can't understand why so many reviews are different from the ones here...Could there be two Ruby's Inns?


We stayed in the campground, had the 40.5' Queen Mary, 'scuse me, TS :) and had no problems navigating the CG. Spaces were wide enough and very long. Exits did have to be planned to avoid overly tight turns. Would stay there again.
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Terry A. Brewer

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2005, 11:41:34 AM »
Bernie

>>Exits did have to be planned to avoid overly tight turns.<<

Thanks...It's Cannonville Koa for me.<G>


Terry
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Terry A. Brewer

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2005, 11:46:27 AM »
Phil

>>  Don't try to put your MH in the tent section. <<


You can put that roller-skate of yours anywhere, same with Russ's IFS.<G> I'll be skipping Ruby's  for the MH but will check it out by car.


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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2005, 11:46:53 AM »
Bernie

>>Exits did have to be planned to avoid overly tight turns.<<

Thanks...It's Cannonville Koa for me.<G>


Terry
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Maybe you misunderstood. Navigating the roads are fine but, as Phil said, some lead to difficult turns and you have to decide which are the proper ones to take. Not a great big deal.  I would still stay at Ruby's.
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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2005, 10:10:22 PM »
Bernie

>>Exits did have to be planned to avoid overly tight turns.<<

Thanks...It's Cannonville Koa for me.<G>


Terry
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We would take Rubys over that KOA you mentioned.  Good Luck ;D
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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2005, 10:26:44 PM »
I'll be skipping Ruby's  for the MH but will check it out by car.

Terry,

Just tell them you want a full hookup pull through site.  They are all visible from the office.  Impossible to get lost.  :)

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2005, 11:19:27 PM »
Terry,

What CG are you staying at in Torrey??

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2005, 12:20:30 AM »
Ken,

We are staying at Thousand Lakes RV Park in Torrey.   Nice wide beautiful pull through sites. I love the Gift shop, the Country meals served at the  pavilion and the views of the  spectacular bluffs.  It is close to Capitol Reef National Park and has been an excellent base for our exploration here.  Fred and Daisy will extend their stay here another week. 
Thanks,

Betty
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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2005, 08:36:21 PM »
Betty,

Thanks for the reply on the park at Torrey. Hope to get there soon.

Glad you guys are having a good time.

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Re: Capitol Reef
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2005, 06:50:38 PM »
To Phil:  Today, 16th, Daisy and I drove west on RT 24 from Torrey through Bicknell, Lyman, Loa to the junction with RT 72.  The north on 72 just a little way past Fremont to a gravel road to the right and to a trail head to Elkhorn.  Was about 8 miles in.  There was some snow there.  We could have gone through but did not.  Tomarrow we will find the route to Thousand Lakes Mountain and try for the overlook there.  The snow is about 8000 feet. 

Daisy and I are making reservations for next year.  Lots to see here and the Thousand Lakes RV park is ideal.  One Seventeen a week, good 50 amp power, good pull throughs as well a ample back in's.  Excellent BBQ [cowboy] suppers served, best looking gift shop I have been in.  There is Wi-Fi that we have for free now - but understand they will start charging for it soon.  No cell phone service.  Must go 6 miles west on RT 24 to Bicknell to get Altell and perhaps others.  Sprint is analog roam and Rus says his ATT works in the park here.
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