Natural Bridges and Capitol Reef.

June 2011.

When seeking a bivouac in the mountains, we see a bunch of mule deer not shy at all.

The children say that we can see deers here as easily as cows in France !

We also see a beautiful elk, which will not allow us to approach!

We settle in a small birch wood surrounded by flowers.

The place is really beautiful.

Tugdual finds a skull that Matthieu identify as being a bear.

After checking with a ranger, it is actually ....
a cow!

Boys have fun with their new rifles (We are in the US).

Lying, standing, sitting, they shoot more than 3000 bullets in a week!

This amazing bridge part of the Natural Bridges National Monument was not carved by wind and rain as the arches, but by the course of a river.

We go down in the canyon for a closer look.

The sign promises 5000 USD reward to any person alleging damage done to archaeological heritage.

There are here only a few stones, certainly not a priceless archaeological heritage, but the method has the merit of efficiency!

From the bottom of the canyon, the view over the bridge is superb.

The Junior Ranger booklets are an excellent English exercise for children who work hard to fill them properly.

Number three!

At one camp, the girls build a very nice cabin with a beautiful tiled floor...

All of southern Utah is a permanent contrast between desert and green areas.

RV (Recreational vehicle) is an institution in the U.S. and we see thousands.

Most of them pull behind a car to travel around once settled.

Matthieu, wondering how the car can follow, discusses with an owner.

We see Indian petroglyphs, apparently riddled with bullets by a few cowboys.

The beautiful valley of Capital Reef was planted with fruit trees by the Mormon pioneers arrived here in the mid-nineteenth century.

In walking around, girls see our first woodchuck.

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