|Arrived at our campsite at Kodachrome Basin State Park near Bryce Canyon on Saturday, 6/23. The park service messed up our reservation so they gave us the spot they use for rangers... Full hookups.. Very nice as we are off to ourselves so it is very, very quiet. We have a fire ring, trees and the views are breathtaking.
Made our first visit to Bryce Canyon on Saturday and did all the tourist stuff. We stopped at every look out and took lots of pictures.. The views of the hoo-doos are spiritual, inspiring and beautiful. The legend of the hoo doos is creatures such as lizards, desert rats and such were legend people, they were animals who could take human form.. For some reason they were bad so a spirit coyote turned them into stone...I.e. hoo doos.. Visited the lodge and as lodges go, it was not that impressive.
The next day we hiked the Navajo and Queens Garden Trails. WOW! First we were in slot canyons with walls going up both sides and Ponderosa Pines here and there. After a while the terrain opened up and we were now looking up at the Hoo-Doos instead of looking down on them. Again all we can say is WOW! Bryce is magnificent. We both agreed this is a very spiritual place! We hiked across the canyon about five miles and the last mile back up to the canyon rim was the hardest but still not as intense as hiking back up to the Grand Canyon rim. Jerry talked to all kinds of strangers during our trek (some who did not speak English), and Sandi kept wondering... Who is this man she is hiking with? He is talking to everyone! Once back to the rim we had to hike another half mile to the truck. We were two tired pups. Many thanks to Betty M and Pat B for our morning walks on Cypress Trail... Otherwise Sandi would still be at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Sandi made chicken enchiladas for dinner. Yum! Slept like a logs.