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infection

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So we decided to go down to Capitol Reef next weekend. We’ve never been. How packed is it this time of year? I imagine it’s not as popular as Moab and others. Any recommendations?
 


Archie Moses

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So we decided to go down to Capitol Reef next weekend. We’ve never been. How packed is it this time of year? I imagine it’s not as popular as Moab and others. Any recommendations?

So we decided to go down to Capitol Reef next weekend. We’ve never been. How packed is it this time of year? I imagine it’s not as popular as Moab and others. Any recommendations?
Hike Cassidy Arch. That's a fun hike and full of views.

There will be lots of people there, but it won't feel like it. It's not like the other parks imo.

Have fun, man. I love that place.
 

Archie Moses

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Has anyone hiked 1) Horseshoe Canyon 2) Coyote Gulch or 3) the Druid Arch?

I'll eventually hike all three (I hope) and would like to plan an early October hike.

All 3 of those hikes don't allow dogs so I'll be hiking solo. I'd love for my dog to be there, but it is what is and respect and always abide by state regulations/laws.

If you hiked any of the 3, tell me about it. All 3 seem awesome to me and is hard to decide.

I'm leaning towards the Druid Arch. Why? Well, if you know me -Ufology.

I have some cool footage of UFOs in the SRS and Escalante. The Escalante video might be a planet (it's a dark park) and there wasn't supposed to be a planet that looked like an orb appear in that direction (you bet I follow astronomy,) that time of day and mysteriously not follow orbit. haha The two other in Swell, were UFOs. 100%

(Again, I'm probably wrong on that one cause every other UFO I've seen moves.)

That one glimmered like the UFO I filmed behind my house though. Weird. It felt close. Haha
 
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Archie Moses

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This was probably 8 PM. It's lighter than it looks. If that's a star, which I suspect it is, it flickered from red, orange, yellow and white.

I've never seen a star appear so early or feel that close. Ode to Utah Dark Parks!

I got out of my camper 3 or 4 hours later and looked at the natural "planetarium" above me. It was amazing.

No wonder the ancients understood astronomy way better than most people nowadays.

The sky is art if you see it dark.
 

Archie Moses

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I went riding Wednesday night to the Torquerville Falls.

While going up the rocky ***, not fun trail, we passed an overlander that we thought were ****ed (they were.) Wish I said something, lesson learned.

That said, I got to meet amazing and unbelievably positive people. @xenaventures and @mattsoffroadrecovery

You may not know who Matt is, but he's a, "I won't back down from anything "- normal folk.

1 million subs are running at him.
 

Archie Moses

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Taking off tomorrow morning and gonna do some Ralson-esque hikes this week.

That said, the ranger and fam is gonna know which trails I'll be on and when.

Escalante, here I come!
 

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I was planning a hike tomorrow but the weather has other plans
 

silesian

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Lake Blanche is amazing. Tough hike and then all of a sudden the view opens up to amazing scenery at the lakes. I found a comfortable seat carved into the rocks next to a waterfall between lakes snd I’d read there for hours. Can take a dip in the lakes. In the 90s there was never anyone else on the trail. Great memories. Exposed hiking above the lakes. Almost got killed when mountain goats above me triggered a rock slide.
 

Archie Moses

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I love wandering in the middle of nowhere. I push myself to the point my knees and hip swell up and I can't walk for a few days. Wish I had better joints, but I won't let that hold me back. Sometimes, you just gotta David Goggins some ****.
 

The Thriller

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I hesitate to even mention this because there were so few people there when I did it over the summer, Ruth Lake up in the Uintas. Very easy, maybe 2 miles round trip. Not steep. The trailhead is a small Parking lot a few miles past Mirror Lake. But you end up with a terrific view of one of the famous mountains in the Uintas. The name escapes me right now. I’ll edit this post later once I find my Ruth Lake pics.

The other one that was really fun was the Silver Flat Lake up AF Canyon. Not nearly as challenging as Blanche but the views were awesome.
 

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