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Oct 10, 2017 - Bryce National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park WOW. I am running out of superlatives to describe the red rock formations in this region. Bryce is one of the more famous parks, also famous for the huge crowds. I guess we were lucky. We got a great camp site without a reservation and the crowds on all the hikes were minimal. That might be because we arrived in time for a cold spell, low temp17 degrees. Even though it was very chilly, we did get to see the amphitheater from many different vantage points where we were able to see the densest collection of hoodoos...

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2017 fall road trip

Sep 7, 2017 - Bryce Canyon--my favorite so far

Wonderful time at Bryce Canyon. We had been concerned about getting a campsite within the park, but we were there early enough to get a great ponderosa pine site in the Sunset Campground. It was a great place for our nightly fires which we needed as it was nearly 40 degrees colder than in Moab. It was a change in the weather for sure. Deer in the campground along with birds hopping around our feet and occasionally sitting on my knee or shoulder. A short walk away and we were at Sunset Point and Inspiration Point on the rim of the...

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Aug 8, 2017 - Bryce Canyon

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017 Started the day with house cleaning and showers. Ready to hit the road again. Drove to Bryce Canyon, the land of hoodoos! Quite different scenery than Zion. We found a nice camping spot at Red Canyon Campground in the Dixie National Forest. Both National Park Campgrounds are filled. There are no services but it is clean, quiet and has nice restrooms and showers. A bargain at $9/night with our Senior National Park Pass. Regular price $18. Commercial camp near Bryce are charging upwards of...

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Aug 2, 2017 - Parks, People and Plodding

August 1, 2017 Bryce Canyon National Park, UT According to my National Park Passport Book, I was here on August 8, 1999. It was a short visit that consisted of driving to all the overlooks. Picture Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Vacation taking his family to see the Grand Canyon; arm around his wife's shoulder, bouncing and counting to five, and herding everyone back in the car. No matter, because Bryce was so spectacular that I declared that it was my favorite national park, with Mt. Saint Helens a close second. Fast forward 18 years,...

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Born to Wanda

Jul 6, 2017 - Day 9-Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce canyon is absolutely stunning. We did a 3.5 mile hike. We went down about 25 switch backs on the Navajo trail, THEN we had to hike back up. 108degrees in the cool shade. The slot canyons, hoodoos and cliffs were amazingly beautiful. We then went to the Glendale, Utah baseball field for 4th of July fireworks. The town has a population of 374. All the townsfolk were there. The town kids were all were playing kickball and our kids joined in. They were sorta celebrities being from out of town. The fireworks were great lasting over an hour.

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Jun 23, 2017 - HooDoo or VooDoo??

These are my ramblings for today. The pictures may not be in exact order. Today we visited Bryce Canyon National Park. The rock formations in this park are like no other! They are called HooDoo, which according to Wikipedia is A hoodoo (also called a tent rock, fairy chimney or earth pyramid) is a tall, thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland and is formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange, and white colors of the rocks provide...

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Utah and Back

Jun 7, 2017 - Bryce Canyon Day Two

Wed., June 7th - Today was one of those “are we still on the same planet” kind of days. For all our friends and family who have visited Bryce Canyon, you know what I’m talking about. For those who haven’t been here, this is a must for the bucket list. Our day started with the 3 mile Navajo Trail Loop/Queen's Garden combination hike. The steep climb down into the canyon includes a stroll through Wall Street where you are up close and personal with the steep rocky walls. The trail continues with one magnificent view after another of the...

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Jun 6, 2017 - Bryce Canyon

Tues., June 6th – It was only 150 miles up the scenic by-way of Hwy 89 to our next destination, Bryce Canyon Pines RV Park. We arrived in the early afternoon, so we made a quick stop at the Visitor Center before taking off on our hike of Mossy Cave. This shorter hike leads you along a stream to a pretty waterfall. It gave us our first views of the colorful hoodoos…much more to come tomorrow when we do the more challenging Navajo Trail hike in the park.

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May 27, 2017 - Bryce Canyon, UT

We are enjoying Bryce Canyon. We are riding our bikes into the park every day (about 9 miles round trip. Saw Antelope and Deer on our Sunday Ride along with fantastic views. We now have hiked two of the trails along the rim of the canyon. The views are wonderful, but the high altitude takes some getting used too. Weather could not be any better. We were walking on the north rim trail and got lost trying to follow directions a ranger had given us. Fortunately a park worker looking for sheep came by and gave us directions to get back to the RV.

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Apr 14, 2017 - Bryce Canyon

Yes, we are doing OK. We were down in the canyon and unable to get any service. We left Zion for Bryce Canyon and found that we liked this a lot better. That is our boondocking spot on BLM land in the Dixie National Forest 6 miles from the entrance to the park. The second day here we had to stop photographing and go back to the camper because of a snow storm came threw the area and we couldn't see good enough to photograph anything. YES SNOW. It got cold also, our water froze up and I had to put a heater in the compartment that had the...

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Nov 6, 2016 - Expoloring SE Utah

This morning we planned for a long day of sightseeing so we ate a good breakfast in town. Our first stop was at Kolob Canyon. It is the northeast corner of Zion National Park. We did the scenic drive there and saw a lot of canyons. Most of what we had been seeing so far was part of the Vermillion (Red) Cliffs. Part of this included White Cliffs. Pretty area. Further up the road we found Cedar Breaks National Monument. This was kind of confusing because the visitor center was closed for the winter, and the winter ranger office was not open...

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Oct 30, 2016 - Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is about 95 miles from Zion NP, so we took a day to drive over to it because it is a "must see" on our Grand Circle tour. There is a section of Zion that is also a must see, including a scenic drive to the eastern side of Zion, a highway tunnel, and a major park landmark. From there is it another 60 mile to Bryce, so off we went. Bryce is probably the most photogenic of the national Parks. There are plenty of colorful and amazing cliff formations that are truly unique. Much of what is there cannot be seen in any...

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