Never been there before

After leaving Hanksville, we continued westward on Hwy 24 to Capitol Reef National Park. We drove through mile after mile of scrub land, hills and mountains and a few small towns but again, mainly a whole lot of nothing.

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We came up on this sign in the first picture, and as you can see, there is literally NOTHING as far as the eye can see.

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A bit further, the road started winding through these mounds of rock. It looked as though huge truckloads of rock were just dumped in a hit or miss fashion. And in the middle of it all, there was this old cement truck that had been there for who knows how long. I love the yellow of the old truck against the stark gray of the ground and hills.

Finally, we made it to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. This park is a real beauty. And as you can see in the photo below, you won’t find much out here. We did find a small town on the west side of the park in eat and get a motel. A storm passed through turning the sky a gorgeous red and pink. This photo was taken after the sun set, the blue clouds and sky contrasting nicely with the reds of the rock.

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