But first, the good news that these shots were taken the night after the incident with our Panasonic Lumix FZ 200 after hanging it out to dry. The low humidity here in southern Utah may have been the saving grace.
Hard to believe this is our view out the front windshield.
The zoom was a bit hesitant at first, but after trying several times it began to function properly.
And again it worked fine the next morning at sunrise. We may have gotten extremely lucky!
Instead of of driving miles and miles Tuesday to the Upper Muley Twist Canyon with Mark, Bobbie, Maikel, and Susan for what sounded to be another killer hike, Jim and Allison and Debbie decided to join us for a shorter hike in Capitol Reef National Park up to Hickman Bridge, then on to the Rim Overlook. We had hiked the mile up to the bridge when we were here before but didn’t do the overlook trail. Turned out to be six miles round trip with quite a bit of climbing, but there was no mud, no pools of water, and we all managed to stay on our feet. What more can you ask for on a hike?
It started at the Fremont River.
And climbed up to Hickman Bridge, a huge rock arch.
We went under and around the bridge.
Jim went off exploring and found some petroglyphs.
We got to look at stunning scenery and colorful rocks up the nearly 1,500’ of elevation gain.
It felt like a long way up to the overlook, but was worth every step for a lunch spot like this, overlooking the Fruita area of Capitol Reef.
A good workout with good company, and our camera worked.
Yesterday morning we did a group bike ride on a nice dirt road a few miles from our campsite. There were a fair amount of ups and downs and some rocky sections, but it was fun to be on the bike using some different leg muscles.
Today is our 32nd wedding anniversary, and on October 6, 2008 we left the real world and began our fulltime RV adventure. Time really does fly!