Photographer's Note

Taken from my motel window in the Capitol Reef National Park approx. at 19.00 pm

about the park.

''Capitol Reef National Park is a United States National Park, in south-central Utah. It is 100 miles (160 km) long but fairly narrow. The park, established in 1971, preserves 378 mi² (979 km²) and is open all year, although May through September are the most popular months.
Capitol Reef" is the name of an especially rugged and spectacular segment of the Waterpocket Fold (a warp in the earth's crust that is 65 million years old) near the Fremont River. The area was named for a line of white domes and cliffs of Navajo Sandstone, each of which looks somewhat like the United States Capitol building, that run from the Fremont River to Pleasant Creek on the Waterpocket Fold. The local word reef referred to any rocky barrier to travel.

Until relatively recently, Capitol Reef and the Waterpocket Fold country comprised one of the most remote corners of the lower 48 U.S. states. Easy road access came only with the construction in 1962 of a paved State Route 24 through the Fremont River Canyon.''

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