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Oct 2, 2018 - Bryce Canyon

The weather has turned rainy. So today we decided to drive to Bryce Canyon - just up the road about 50 miles. Bryce Canyon is a place children love. HooDoos on steroids. Today should have had virtually no one there. But when Larry and I set out to do a hike in rainy weather the trail was inundated with Chinese tourists with phones on sticks. It was rather a hoot. Especially when an older couple decided that Larry and I looked like locals and decided that they had to take photos with us. So somewhere in China I can see those folks telling...

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Jun 26, 2018 - Bryce Canyon

Today we got up and hopped on the shuttle into Bryce Canyon. It is a really easy way to get into the canyon. We stopped at the visitors center and got some maps and checked out the gift shop and headed out to the rim. At Bryce you are at the rim and look down into the Hoodoos, the strange eroded spires that emerge from large sandstone bases. You can hike down into the canyon or walk along the edge. We chose to walk along the edge.The colors and views are like looking into a forest created by fairies out of wet red sand. Susan,Jack and I...

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Jun 25, 2018 - North to Bryce Canyon

Today we are going to drive from Williams to Bryce Canyon, Utah. We are going to travel over Northern Arizona, to Antelope Canyon, then across the Glen Canyon Dam and into Bryce Canyon Utah. The road from Williams passes through Flagstaff and then across some very interesting country. It is dominated by scores of extinct volcanoes and the landscape is littered with large black boulders and scrub pines. There are lots of cones and multicolored gravel ground. Elisabeth had found out about Antelope Canyon in one of her guide books. These slot...

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Jun 25, 2018 - Bryce CanyonT

The drive from Antelope Canyon to Bryce was really pretty. After crossing the Glen Canyon Dam we traveled through desert and then into some really pretty valleys with large ranches. These ranches are along rivers and streams which they use for irrigation. The fields are really green and they grow lots of grass for hay to feed the cattle and horses in the winter. I understand that they get a lot of snow in this part of Utah. After leaving the valley we headed into Red Rock Canyon, which is just south of Bryce. It is spectacular. It is like...

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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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