Meat Week Part II: Grilling the Grillables

By:  K_C
July 7, 2011

I guess these piles of rock that look like candy corns are actually called “Bentonite Hills.” Whatever; we climbed on one that the road went right over–the surface felt like loose granular fit for east coast schuss–and we couldn’t help cracking jokes about how much fun we had climbing up on “Ben Tonight.”
having fun gawking at bentonite

After doing some things on bentonite that his mother wouldn’t approve of, I was starting to wonder if maybe we were lost. I had seen no Capitol Reefs, and definitely no Cathedral Valleys. Then suddenly we came around a corner, and there it was… the perfect cactus flower to photograph!
the perfect cactus flower

Oh yeah… and we also found Cathedral Valley. Phhhbbbt. NBD.
Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef National Park

Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef National Park

We were going to camp in the Cathedral Valley, but there must have just been a hatch of bugs, because we got chased right out by VISCOUS blood sucking creatures. We fled into the impervious Chicken Taco, and rushed up into the mountains. I was unsure of what we were doing–it was getting dark–but the boys were sure; you can tell by the confident simul-pointing.

Night #4 was as picturesque as the previous 3. Not a bad view for a campsite (NO BUGS either).
view from our campsite above Captiol Reef National Park

I was becoming familiar with the sights and sounds of our campsite. Meat Week was proving itself.
meet week dinner night 4

And lest you think we went an evening without pork product… you need not be alarmed.
pork product

Once again, stars in the desert west were incredible.
stars in the desert

stars in the desert

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  1. Roger Kappe
    wrote on July 7th, 2011 at 10:10 am  

    Making the world a better, more beautiful place… One TR at a time. Thanks Guys. Awesome Pictures.

    P.S. My vote is for “PBRches” lol.

  2. Peter
    wrote on July 7th, 2011 at 1:06 pm  

    Great stuff Kristin, thanks.

  3. christian
    wrote on July 7th, 2011 at 4:41 pm  

    was ben ok with you guys getting ALL the corn? staaaan daaarch!

  4. Harvey44
    wrote on July 8th, 2011 at 10:26 am  

    Great TRs from KC. Scenery is awesome, but I like the skiing pics best.

  5. Kate B
    wrote on July 8th, 2011 at 10:32 am  

    Looks like a great trip, sorry I missed you guys! Kristin you have a very convenient BSL ;)

  6. MadPatSki
    wrote on July 12th, 2011 at 11:08 am  

    Catching up on my TRs. NICE!!!

    Skiing out West in the Summer is sweet!!! Other non-skiing stuff also doesn’t suck.

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