Snow at Capitol Reef – October 2018

Monday October 8: The overnight low is 36, but it gets colder and begins to snow by 9:00 this morning.

Rollie’s rig in the snow

I go have coffee with Rollie, as his rig is warm, and then walkabout to take photos of the snow. Coat, hat, and gloves are thoroughly wet by time I return.

Going for a snowy walk

After breakfast, Clifford and I go over to Rollie’s to play music – a good day for it. Later I go for a longer walk up to the big rock feature on the north side of the road, and to the highway, to the rock quarry that is further in on the road, and back to camp. Quite muddy, but I picked my way carefully.

Looking down at our campsites
Snow melts making streams and mud
Rock formations

Rollie wants to get out, so I walk the road with him, again picking our way carefully so as not to get too deep into the mud.

Afternoon walk with Rollie

We have homemade soup and rice for dinner, taking it over to Rollie’s so he doesn’t have to come out again. This chilly weather is hard on him. After we eat, we play music again. When Clifford and I get back to Cougar, we discover that the propane ran out while we were at Rollie’s. The burners were on low to keep the place warm, so now it smells bad in here and we have to leave the door open for fresh air in spite of the chill outside. Not he best way to end the evening!

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