June 19, Day 18: Capitol Reef to Hite Recreation Area (89.5 miles)

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A yellow bellied marmot and raccoon teamed up to upzip Matt’s front pannier. They ate a loaf of bread and some Barbara’s cheese puffs. NOO

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Breakfast of blackberry pie, ice cream, and coffee from the historic Gifford house near the campground. We saw the catering truck… It’s all from Cafe Diablo in Torrey, not baked there by a cute Mormon family like we were told, haha.

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Leaving

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Pteroglyphs

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Dramatic change in scenery as we decend. “It’s Capitol Reef after the apocalypse”

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Found this gem 13 miles before Hanksville. This is Randy, he makes goat cheeses and the most delicious crusty bread at his market.

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Couldn’t help stopping for malts and cheese steaks here in Hanksville.

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Highlight was going into Hog Canyon

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Going around Hite Recreation Area was beautiful but so windy, it felt like the bikes were going to fly out from under us.

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Colorado River

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Finally at Hite, dinner of garbanzo beans, spinach, and mashed potatoes.

Happy Father’s Day!

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2 comments

    • Hey Natee!!! Yeah, we remember you, I can’t believe you only ate peanut butter and fresh fruit 🙂 looks like you had a good trip! Do you still live in Chicago?


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