Waterpocket Fold

May 14, 2011

The Waterpocket Fold is part of the greater Capitol Reef National Park. Between 50 and 70 million years ago an ancient buried fault moved upward and the overlying rock layers were draped above the fault forming a monocline, a nearly 100-mile long warp in the Earth’s crust. The Nortom-Bullfrog road took us along its very edge. Monika stands beneath what may have been the ocean floor.

Waterpocket Fold


Finally, after days of cold wind, we settled into a cozy camp along the Waterpocket Fold and were able to enjoy an evening campfire. In the morning, the temperature would drop into the 30s and our Espar Airtronic heater made us glad we were not sleeping in a tent.

Cedar Mesa Camground


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