After Calf Creek – Close-ups (1 of 2)

I stopped at the Calf Creek Campground and Recreation Area in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument in southern Utah for two reasons.  First, I had met the couple who are working there for the summer as campground hosts while I was visiting Capitol Reef National Park earlier in the week (they were also visiting that Park on their day off).  They said I should stop in and see them while touring the Monument.  I did so, and spent about a half hour visiting with them there.

Secondly, a young lady where I was buying provisions in Richfield, near where I was staying in Joseph said that I should stop at Calf Creek to see the beautiful waterfall.  I wasn’t willing to hike the 3 miles in to see it up close but the campground hosts told me how to see it from a vantage point just a short walk off the highway, high above.  I tried, but just couldn’t spot where it was.  The pictures I found later online are very nice and I wish I could have seen it firsthand, even if only from a distance.

After leaving the campground here are some of the things I saw before leaving the portion of the Monument I had seen today (I’ll be touring the southern portion of this huge Monument in about a week when I am staying in Kanab, UT).

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