Capitol Reef

People go to southern Utah to visit Zion or Bryce Canyon or Arches, but they usually bypass Capitol Reef National Park. My advice: don't. Capitol Reef is at the heart of the so-called Waterfold Pocket, a ridge of mountains that extends some 120 miles from north to south. An unusual (for Utah) confluence of groundwater and the mountainous ridge creates an oasis-like microclimate, quite friendly to humans, orchards, and gorgeous vistas. And with everyone heading to Zion etc., Capitol Reef is not very crowded. You can zip right through it on Route 24 and not even notice.

But, a left turn at the Visitors Center reveals a fantastic camp ground (with good amenities like bathrooms), an incredible 12-mile scenic drive, and enough trails up into things to keep you busy for a few days, if you want to stop that long. Bryce Canyon and Zion are just down the road, but why not?

Note: If you look at the Photo metadata for this collection, you might notice some of the times when the pictures were taken seem unlikely. For example, the sunset shots were not really taken at 9 in the morning. What happened is, I didn't notice that the time setting in my Canon G9 was so badly off, so the shots taken with the G9 have incorrect time values. The dates, at least, ar accurate.

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  • Taken on: August 20, 2011 at 6:25 pm
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
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  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 seconds
  • ISO: 400
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  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 20, 2011 at 8:36 am
  • Camera: Canon Powershot G9
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  • Shutter speed: 1/60 seconds
  • ISO: 250
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 8:01 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 seconds
  • ISO: 2000
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 8:05 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
  • Focal length: 27mm
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 seconds
  • ISO: 2000
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 8:05 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
  • Focal length: 42mm
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000 seconds
  • ISO: 2000
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
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  • Shutter speed: 1/8000 seconds
  • ISO: 2000
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 8:28 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
  • Focal length: 29mm
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/6400 seconds
  • ISO: 2000
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 8:33 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
  • Focal length: 31mm
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000 seconds
  • ISO: 2000
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 8:51 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
  • Focal length: 22mm
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 9:11 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • Aperture: f/8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 9:20 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
  • Focal length: 22mm
  • Aperture: f/8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 9:43 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • Aperture: f/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 9:46 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • Aperture: f/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 10:00 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
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  • Aperture: f/8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Shutter speed: 1/400 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Focal length: 15mm
  • Aperture: f/8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Shutter speed: 1/250 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Shutter speed: 1/200 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Shutter speed: 1/250 seconds
  • ISO: 200
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  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
  • Focal length: 38mm
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  • Shutter speed: 1/800 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 10:09 am
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  • Focal length: 46mm
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  • Shutter speed: 1/800 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Shutter speed: 1/800 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 11:05 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
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  • Shutter speed: 1/400 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 11:06 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • Aperture: f/8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 11:09 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
  • Focal length: 31mm
  • Aperture: f/8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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  • Taken on: August 21, 2011 at 11:09 am
  • Camera: Canon Eos 60d
  • Focal length: 63mm
  • Aperture: f/8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 seconds
  • ISO: 200
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.2.2
  • Latitude: 38.177833333333 / Longitude: -111.177

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