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Ron from Big D

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Capitol Reef Rally
« on: May 08, 2006, 06:05:43 PM »
Hi all:

     We arrived at Capitol Reef National Park and Torrey, Utah yesterday.  Joel & Camille Myers, Terry & Betty Brewer, Ned & Lorna Reiter, Ron & Shirley Marabito, Ken and Sheila Kuch, Richard & Linda Sharp, Russ Mahoney and friends of Ken & Sheila are present.

     We drove into the park Visitor Center this morning to see slide show and pick up maps & literature.  Temperatures are cooler than Moab.  The bulk of us did places on the Park Loop Road today and did some hiking also.

     I have posted some shots for you to see something of the country.  The first shot is during our trip to Torrey from Moab showing the coaches that went the scenic route.  The second shot is the Glen Canyon area and the upper end of Lake Powell.  Third shot is a piece of metal sculpture in Hanksville.  Fourth is a heard of Mule Deer near the Visitor Center.  #5 is a wonderful old Cottonwood Tree. The balance of the shots are from the Grand Wash and show the Narrows.  A place you would not want to be during a rain.

     I believe Terry Brewer will be posting some more shots today.

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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2006, 06:31:21 PM »
Ron

What about us, are we just chopped liver ??? ;D ??? ;D ???
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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2006, 06:40:16 PM »
Sorry Bernie.  Didn't mean to leave you out.  Senior moment.  I apologize.

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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2006, 07:10:06 PM »
Sorry Bernie.  Didn't mean to leave you out.  Senior moment.  I apologize.


Being parked right behind you I must be in your mirrors' blind spot  ;) ;)
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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2006, 09:11:27 PM »
Here are some pics of the park, Visitors Registry & the "Tanks"

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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2006, 11:04:50 PM »
Ron & Terry,

Great photos, thanks!
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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2006, 06:42:00 AM »
Russ, Lorna and I took a drive through Capitol Reef yesterday also.  Here are a few of our photos.  The first one is the sunset from Sunday evening.
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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2006, 09:08:08 AM »
Once again Ron --Great pics--  I'm envious as usual-- Next time you see my spouse-  kick her in the uh-huh and convince her we should go to these places.  Keep up the great info pics   Love them.  Have a great trip.
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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2006, 12:11:59 AM »
Today Terry & Betty, Richard & Linda, Ron & Shirley, Lorna, Ken & Sheila and Ollie & Judy took a trip through Cathedral Valley...Here are a few pics.

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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2006, 05:43:06 AM »
All the photos are great! Wish we were there. Ron, I want to see the finished photo escape of that cottenwood!! :)
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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2006, 08:34:08 PM »
Here are some pics of the "Gangs" trip to the Burr Trail & hike to Water Pocket Fold

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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2006, 08:43:46 PM »
I know where we're going before Alaska next year!
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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2006, 09:21:29 PM »
Tom

>>  Alaska next year!<<

Sorry....I am afraid it will all be used up after our visit this year.<G>

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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2006, 10:15:19 PM »
Jim:

    I'll have to give that some thought.  I probably have a lot in front of it, and simpler too.

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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2006, 11:20:53 PM »
Hi Terry,

You could come with us next year and show us the ropes  ;D
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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2006, 11:35:27 PM »
Tom:

We are planning on Alaska next year after Moab and Capitol as well.

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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2006, 11:44:55 PM »
Jeff,

That's maybe 5 couples, unless the Brewers want to lead, in which case it would be 6  ;D  I suspect we can pick up a few more between now and then.

Just ordered the 2006 edition of the Milepost so we can do some preliminary planning (we don't plan, but I like to know what to expect).
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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2006, 12:32:58 AM »
Tom

>>You could come with us next year and show us the ropes <<

Love to....but It's Betty's year to plan.<G>

 

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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2006, 09:57:34 AM »
....but It's Betty's year to plan.

Oh that's right. Maybe Betty could lead  ;D
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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2006, 05:54:49 PM »
You want somebody reading the milepost just about every step of the way, so you can tell what you are seeing along the road. It's a complete tour guide - not just a list of fuel stations and campgrounds.
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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2006, 06:05:46 PM »
You want somebody reading the milepost just about every step of the way....

Since Chris does most of the driving, I guess I'll be reading the Milepost and will be the commentator.
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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2006, 08:43:23 AM »
Shirley and I made it to Meteor Crater RV Park when we departed Torrey yesterday.  Ken & Sheila and Ollie & Judy mixed being in the lead along the way.  They stopped in Kanab and we kept going.

We will go down to the crater this morning for a visit before taking off to the east on the way home.

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Re: Capitol Reef Rally
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2006, 10:59:50 PM »
Ron,

We stopped at Best Friends Annimal Sanctuary just north of Kanab. What a great place - we went on a two hour tour and of course I had to become a member.

Today we left Kanab and headed back south. We, Ken&Sheila and Ollie&Judy, stopped for lunch/breakfest at CrackerBarrel in Flagstaff. After lunch Sheila and I headed back to Surprise and Ollie&Judy went to Parker to play golf for the next few days.

Last time we saw you, you were pulled over by a golf course - though maybe you decided to stop a play a round. BG

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