Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fun Travels with the Utah Fulbright Chapter

 The Utah Fulbright chapter arranged a hike and a one-night stay at the Capitol Reef National Park, which is one of five national parks in the state of Utah. The chapter organized most of the trip logistics, and we had some suggestions as we went along the trip.

We carpooled to Capitol Reef and it was an interesting four-hour drive as it was full of discussions and fun games. As soon as we arrived at our destination, we checked in the inn and went for a quick walk to discover the small town for a while. The next morning after breakfast we all went on an amazing hike at Capitol Reef National Park where we saw petroglyphs, red rocks, and historic structures. The scenery was spectacular and it reminded me of Jordan’s Wadi Rum, which is also known as the valley of the moon.

We left the park after dinner and arrived back in Salt Lake City a little before midnight. It was a wonderful trip to southern Utah, and sharing it with other Fulbrighters added uniqueness to the experience.

Khalid Ahmed is a Jordanian Fulbrighter who is pursuing an MS in Computational Engineering and Science at University of Utah.

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