Into Kodachrome Basin State Park

September 16, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

From Fruita, in Capitol Reef National Park, we travelled the very scenic Highway 12- All American Road -- it hangs between two canyons and is quite rugged with very few spots to have a coffee or a sandwich! One of the most scenic highway in the US connecting Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks. 
Louise relaxing in the shade - KodachromeOuf ! Un peu d'ombre...

Our goal is to stay a few days in Kodachrome (RIP) Basin State Park (Utah). It was the National Geographic who asked Kodak permission for using that name, as the park's colours are simply stunning.

We are still on the Colorado Plateau and therefore we can see the same geologic formations as we had in the parks in northern Utah. The colors are more subdued, with a lot of white and pale green and pink. The erosion is different, though and we can now see new formations. This is the Grand Staircase territory. 

Our children and grandchildren may not even know what Kodachrome is...was.

It rained every day. Few pictures, but a place to return and enjoy. Please follow the links for more detailed information.

 

De Fruita, dans le Capitol Reef National Park, nous avons voyagé sur le Highway 12 - une route typiquement américaine - se trouvant entre deux canyons. Très sauvage, avec peu d'endroit pour prendre un café ! C'est une des routes les plus pittoresques des États-Unis qui joint Capitol Reef à Bryce Canyon.

Nous sommes toujours sur le Plateau du Colorado, avec des formations géologiques semblables aux parcs du nord de l'Utah. Les couleurs sont plus tamisées : blanc, vert pâle et rose. Par contre, l'érosion est différente et nous pouvons voir de nouvelles formations. C'est le territoire du Grand Staircase.

Notre but est de passer quelques jours à Kodachrome Basin State Park. C'est le magazine National Geographic qui avait demandé à Kodak la permission d'utiliser le nom, car les couleurs du parc sont stupéfiantes.

Nos enfants et petits-enfants ne savent probablement pas ce que Kodachrome veut dire... voulait dire.

Il a plu tous les jours. Peu de photos, mais un endroit à revisiter.

 


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