Posted in: Lodge Announcements on November 27, 2020.
Just Sayin’ Thanks
Yesterday was Thanksgiving day here in the United States. And since it’s a holiday centered around giving gratitude, we starting thinking about some of the things for which we are thankful. Here’s a couple that we thought we’d share:
The National Parks
The national parks are some of the best places in America. They are the most scenic, most diverse, and most beautiful lands in our country – and we get to visit them whenever we want. During the first part of this year, when the parks were closed to visitors, it reminded us just how grateful we are to have these awesome, awe-inspiring public lands. Especially Capitol Reef, which is our home.
And the People Who Created Those Parks
We actually just wrote a post about some of the people who helped Capitol Reef become a protected area. (And there’s more to learn about that, on the park’s official history page.) Sometimes it’s easy to forgot that creating a national or state monument or park takes a lot of work. So we’re grateful for those who have worked, and those who continue to work, to create public lands for everyone to enjoy.
Developed Hiking Trails
This is kinda similar to the last one. But think about it – all those trails that we all love to hike, both inside the national parks’ boundaries and outside them, they all had to be mapped, developed, and routinely maintained in order for us to enjoy them. So we think we’re pretty lucky to have them.
Seasons in Southern Utah
It might sound a bit odd to some people, but we’re really grateful that we have seasons here in Southern Utah. Without the cycle of snow and rain and thaw and wind, there would be a lot less of the fantastic scenery that surrounds us. Plus, have you ever been to Bryce Canyon after a fresh snowfall? It’s pretty darn magical.
And All of Our Guests. Thank You.
Lastly, we at the Lodge are sincerely grateful to all those you choose to come and spend time with us while they explore the parks, the trails, and the seasons of Southern Utah. Thank you, and happy Thanksgiving.