Keeping Traditions Alive

Tomorrow is a big day for Capitol Reef. (That would be Saturday, the 17th of May.) There is a ton of activities going on in the park. First off, they park is celebrating Keeping Traditions Alive day. This blurb comes straight from the parks official website:

“Come join us as we celebrate ”Keeping Traditions Alive,“ says Shirley Torgerson, Executive Director of Capitol Reef Natural History Association. Events will be held a the Gifford House beginning at 9:00 am and running through 6:00 pm. There will be live music and cultural demonstrations on quilting and rug twinning. Learn about branding, sheep herding, and the process for smoking meat. Local historians will share stories from the past. A special history program will begin at 1:00 pm and an evening showing of ”Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" will be held at the amphitheater at 8:00 pm. Watch out as you may see outlaws roaming the area! All events are free and open to the public.

In addition to the Keeping Traditions Alive day, it is also International Migratory Bird Day. The Capitol Reef Park biologists will be leading a bird walk from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. All you have to do is meet in the parking lot picnic area with your binoculars and curiosity.

Of course you can simply enjoy the day by yourself, hiking among the fantastic geology of Capitol Reef.

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