As we deal with “hot and sticky” across the country this week, my sun frazzled brain for some reason thought of this spot. After we left Moab, Utah last year, we headed for Capitol Reef. In case you didn’t know, Capitol Reef NP is slightly southwest of Moab and a bit northeast of Zion and Bryce NP’s. As with most things in that part of the country, it sits there in the middle of the desert. It does, however, have a river running through it (the Fremont).
When we entered the park area from the east, we both heard a sound that was very familiar to both of us, but totally unexpected. It was a waterfall. Not something you see a lot of in the desert. On this particular day, it was pretty warm (near 90, I think) and very dry. Naturally, we had to stop. As did a few other people on their way across the park.
The signs, of course, tell you to stay out of the water. They also tell you not to jump from the top of the falls into the pool below. All of which was completely ignored by pretty much everyone. Well, I didn’t do any of that. Somebody had to be the “adult”.
Very cool water, by the way. Just what you need when it’s hot.