Capitol Reef National Park - Part 5

Thousand Lakes RV Resort, Torrey, Utah
August 25-30, 3,408 miles and 43 days into the trip.

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The Orchards of Capitol Reef.
These orchards are the remnant of the pioneer community which settled here in 1880. Usually no more than 10 families lived here at any one time. The last resident moved away in 1969. The national park service now owns and maintains the orchards. The orchards hold approximately 2,700 trees and are composed of cherry, apricot, peach, pear, apple, and a few plum, mulberry, almond and walnut trees.

We stopped to pick peaches and had to compete with the mule deer.
We did get a pound of very tasty peaches.

The deer only pick the lower hanging fruit.
So we get to pick all of the upper fruit.

MaMa doe is eating a green apple while little fawn is waiting its turn.

Attending a talk about the areas early Indian and pioneer inhabitants
and the indian petroglyphs which are carved into the walls.

Just a few of the many petroglyphs we were able to view while on a guided walk.

Egyptian Temple
One of the many views we were able to see closeup from the car.

Chimney Rock.

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