We spent most of the day in the Jeep- about 8 hours, in fact. The scenery was beyond spectacular all day. From Torrey we took Highway 12, and then turned on to Burr Trail near the town of Boulder.
The day started early since I wanted to take advantage of the dark, dark skies out here to photograph the stars and the Milky Way. This is my first attempt- it was very cold and windy at 0500!
Today we left Moab and headed for Torrey, a small town near Capitol Reef National Park. This park is the least-visited of Utah’s five national parks. It has many amazing formations, but nothing as well-known as the other parks.
We decided to forego the sunrise this morning to have a longer day on the trail.
After lunch we drove the Gemini Bridges 4×4 trail. The first section was a shelf road, hugging the edge of the rock face and winding around with amazing view of the Moab Valley far below. We didn’t have a chance to pull over to take photographs on this very narrow trail, and I did not look over the edge most of the time. If all of Utah’s roads with dizzying drop-offs required the installation of guard rails, the state would go broke!