Capitol Reef Is the Most Peaceful of Utah’s Mighty 5
62 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park in one year. Avid backpacker and public-lands nerd Emily Pennington saved up, built out a tiny van to travel and live in, and hit the road. The parks as we know them are rapidly changing, and she wanted to see them before it’s too late.
Pennington has returned to traveling and is committed to following CDC guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of herself and others. She’s visiting parks as they reopen and closely adhering to best safety practices.
When visiting Capitol Reef, it is customary for a ranger to try and convince you to eat pie for breakfast. At least that was my experience when I inadvertently traveled to the park on March 14, or Pi Day, the first day sweets are sold there. When I waltzed up to the counter at the visitor center, it was clear that baked goods were as almost as important as the reg.... Continue Reading at Outside Online