About this time each year we have a family reunion of sorts at Capitol Reef National Park. We rent the group campground and spend a few days hiking and introducing the kids to the wonders of the outdoors. What we like most about the campground is that it’s surrounded by apple orchards ready to harvest. Not only do we get to pick them but we get to watch the deer come down and feast as high as they can reach too. So tonight we get to spend the night under the stars with a full moon rising over Capitol Dome. As my brother in law Robert Eves says, “One weekend at Capitol Reef in September is better than a month any other time of the year!”
Watercolor Painting of Capitol Reef National Park by Roland Lee.