Thousand Lake Mountain over the Torrey Cliffs.
Highway 12 Headed Up Towards Boulder Mountain
Boulder Mountain and the Cockscomb (or Stegosaurus)
From here the road turned towards Capitol Reef and climbed over the top of Miner's Mountain so that we could see the cliffs of Capitol Reef next to highway 24.
Boulder Mountain and the Cockscomb form Miner's Summit ridge.
The road ends at the ridge so we got out for a quick hike around, one of Janet's requirements for a truck ride.
The Tundra patiently waiting for the next adventure.
It's been a great spring for flowers after the very snowy winter.
From the summit we headed south into a wash which we followed for a while until we reached a step that the Tundra couldn't handle, we could probably have gone to one side of it but decided that was far enough for the day. Just below the step was evidence of a fearsome beast...
Janet's goat imitations require her to climb to the highest spot around, here she is showing off the BMWST Torrey XIX T-shirt, another of Whip's masterpieces.
The Tundra grumbled that it could easily take that little step!
All of the pictures in this post were taken with my Canon 60mm macro lens, it does pretty well with the landscapes! I decided to use it as a macro lens as well.
Claret Cup Cactus
This is the full resolution picture cropped down. Quite a versatile lens.
A few more macro shots of tiny rock formations.
From there we reversed our route and headed to dinner at the Rim Rock.Share