We finally left Moab and all its rocks and headed north to Capitol Reef National Park - and found more rocks! Well, to call some of the most unreal, gargantuan-scaled scenery just ‘rocks’ is slightly underselling it, but the supply of these spectacular landforms just didn’t seem to end. We took the scenic drive through the park and were spoilt by incredible canyon and cliff panoramas with the most vibrant colours.
After a couple of hours we left to find camping, and no more than half an hour later found ourselves on a mountain pass in dense pine forest. We camped at Oak Ridge in the national forest, where the temperature dropped faster than we could layer up our clothes! We went to bed early and fully clothed that night.