We could have stayed much longer near Goblin Valley, but not having internet for more than four days was a challenge for all of us. After taking a look at the weather, we decided to head back to the boondocking spot in Torrey in the hopes that it would be clear. We knew it would be windier and colder there, but it was also the perfect jumping off point to explore Capitol Reef and Route 12. We had a long list of things we wanted to do in the area, and were looking forward to being able to explore with Deb and Steve. Thankfully the spots were open ,and we were able to all fit in, but unfortunately it was cold and overcast. Since it didn’t look like the weather would improve all day on Tuesday we decided to take one of the scenic drives. Cori and Greg volunteered to take us all in their Chinook, so we set out for Burr Trail Road which we knew would ultimately lead us to Anasazi State Park in Boulder.
(Speaking of Lee, I should probably take a moment and give you an update. By this point he had completely stopped smoking and lost about 17 pounds. I had completely quit as well, but had put on some weight in the process. We were both looking forward to some hiking to help with the cravings. The Chantix was still working well with minimal side effects, although I still get nauseous from it.) Anyway, after eating lunch we headed over to the small state park which only cost $5 to get in. It was a small site where ancient Pueblans used to be, and although the museum wasn’t anything special it was reasonably priced, and a good rainy day activity. Thankfully the rain had held off until we got there, but it was starting to drizzle.
After the state park we headed back to Torrey and unfortunately Greg had to drive us over the mountain to get there. It was snowing on our drive through the mountains between Boulder and Torrey which made a long drive day even longer. He was a trooper though, and we all really appreciated him driving us. The next day we were all headed to Calf’s Creek for a 6 mile hike to a waterfall. Lots to do in the area!
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