We got up early on leaving day to make a quick kayak trip back north to check out the Dirty Devil River.
The red sandstone of the Colorado, gives way here to the pale yellow sandstone of the Dirty Devil. The formations are different too, and I suspect they were sand dunes eons ago. The Dirty Devil is but a trickle and once we left the pool of the lake the water was only a few inches deep with a thick clay mud bottom.
We returned on the west side of the lake, along the canyon wall opposite the campsite. We had been seeing fish but the lake is too silty to see more than an inch or so into the water. Finally as we cruised along the canyon wall Cheryl got a picture of one.
Back at camp we packed up to head for Capitol Reef National Park. a bit farther northwest in Utah. We were on the road by 11:00 AM. There was an overlook on the highway shortly after we left Hite and we got to see, from above, where we had been for the last three days