iI based myself near Capitol Reef National Park in Utah for about a week at the end of October, exploring the park and areas around it for fall color. Cottonwoods are the most common tree and tends to grow along river plains. There was often a stark contrast between the lush river plain and the badlands or cliffs directly beyond.
I found the tree below while driving around, looking for interesting trees and scenes. I came back to it during the blue-hour a few days later.
Near the town of Escalante, I explored some along the creeks and rivers. To get to the natural bridge in the photo below and had to walk along the river, crossing it several times.
Calf Creek Falls is a popular destination. I was lucky to be able to start my hike early and have the falls all to myself. When I was ready to leave, a group of 10 or more arrived at the falls.
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Wow.. this is just super natural..
Thanks a lot for sharing Lawrence
Thank you. Sorry you couldn’t come along.
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Love the pictures, wish I was there with you guys, I haven’t been hiking for four weeks now, due to the knee issue. I go to swimming instead.
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I hope your knee gets better soon. This is the part of the trip that I did solo. The Zion part is yet to come.