Monday, August 3, 2009

Calf Creek/ Capitol Reef 2009






We started out the weekend thinking that we were going to go on a three day backpacking trip down Coyote Gulch with my Dad, Ralph's Dad, Heidi, Kelly, and Caleb.  We searched for the crack in the rock to get down to the river all night the first night and could not find it.  We were running out of water and it was dark so we camped where we were.  Ralph got up early and luckily found the car.  We had to get water so we headed back along the long bumpy road to Escalante.  Then we decided to bag the Coyote Gulch hike and we hiked Calf Creek to the lower falls which was so fun and refreshing.  Then we spent a night just outside of Capitol Reef and hiked up to see Cassidy Arch.  It turned out to be a great adventure but we all slept terrible that first night.  It was a great learning experience for us.  Here are a few tips if you are planning on doing the Coyote Gulch trip or camping in the desert... 


Have a big jug of water in the car...

Take a compass and use landmarks as your guide...

Take bugspray or netting, we are still scratching all of our bites. 

3 comments:

Laina said...

Looks like fun. Is your SUMMER OF VACATIONS over or do you still have more vacation to go on before you start work again? What a fun summer you guys had. How was Carolina? North/South? I can't remember. We should get together next weekend cause the weekend after that Thane and I will be in New Mexico. I can't wait to go camping one day. I miss camping and your pictures make me want to go so badly. Maybe a weekend in the beginning of September we should just go to Payson Lake for a Friday to Saturday camping trip. What do you think?

kelly said...

why do we three look so fat on that arch?

kelly said...

you're blog is a journal of what I did this summer too! thanks a mil big sis.