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Jun 8, 2015 - Bryce National Park

Okay, we travel alot and think we are good planners. For some reason we did not realize we had driven so far from Bryce Canyon when we came to Richfield. I think we were focused on finding a pool and activities for the kids. We decided to spend one day and take the drive back to see Bryce Canyon (105 miles). The kids slept most of the way there so they didn't know how long the drive was. With the car we could go the 80mph speed limit so it wasn't that bad. Bryce is made up of statuesque rock features known as Hoodoos. Hoodoos are eroded out...

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May 31, 2015 - Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park c`est plus de 60 millions d`années d`histoire géologique. Des aiguilles, des flèches, des tours rocheuses aux couleurs variées ; passant de crème, à saumon, à orangé. Des cheminées de fée forment un incroyable ensemble résultant de l`érosion des falaises par le vent, l`eau, la neige et le gel. Chaque angle de vu est un chef d`œuvre en soit. Ces pitons rocheux que les indiens appellent ‘’hoodoos’’ fascinaient les indiens Paiute de l`époque qui les surnommaient ‘’les roches rouges qui se tiennent debout comme des...

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May 22, 2015 - Bryce National Park

We begin the day with a stop in Kanab, Utah, known as Little Hollywood apparently because of the many TV and movies made here. Our stop was again a Trading Post, very big but also very interesting. Out back they have built a little Western Town with many many attractions and a BBQ Restaurant which was huge so they must get big crowds. Then Bryce Canyon National Park. While not truly a canyon, it was not created by water cutting thru the rock, it is unbelievably spectacular. I think I may have said that before but this is one of those trips...

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May 4, 2015 - Bryce Canyon

My mother has always told me that my grandmother thought Bryce Canyon was even more beautiful than the Grand Canyon. Well, today I finally saw it for myself and can say that I do believe I agree with her! That's not to take anything away from the Grand Canyon...it is absolutely awesome! But Bryce Canyon is so different and unique. The weather has been cloudy with storms threatening in the distance for a couple days. But we ventured out to Bryce anyway and were not disappointed. On the way there the road winds through Red Canyon, which took...

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2015 Southwest Trip

May 4, 2015 - Bryce Canyon

We spent Monday touring Bryce Canyon with friends from Nebraska. After having lunch at the Bryce Canyon Lodge (which is another of the old Railroad Hotels), we drove and walked the canyon rim. Beautiful, as always. It was kind of chilly and there were still patches of snow here and there, but the scenery is without parallel. It was a nice day spent with good friends.

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Mar 10, 2015 - Page to Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon & Bryce Canyon

A 6:50am start on open back jeeps to Antelope Canyon. It was very cold. Deep sand made the approach to the canyon bumpy. We followed our female native guide into the entrance of the upper Antelope Canyon, one of 95 slot canyons in the area. Turning our camera flashes off gave better pictures of the narrow passage way which had daylight at the top. The canyons are always cooler than outside, by around 5 degrees. Flash floods each year change the sandy floor of the canyon, often by several feet each year, up or down depending on the...

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Oct 18, 2014 - Bryce Canyon Nat'l Park

Above pictures were all taken in Bryce Canyon. We have more so there will be 2 entries. I can give you a little info about hoodoos. hoodoos don't grow like trees but are eroded out of the cliffs where rows of narrow walls form. these thin walls of rock are called fins. frost-wedging enlarges cracks in the fins, creating holes or windows. As windows grow, their tops eventually collapse, leaving a column. Rain further dissolves and sculpts these limestone pillars into bulbous spires called hoodoos. The delicate climatic balance between snow...

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Oct 18, 2014 - Bryce Canyon

Hope you enjoy our travels as well as we have. Next entry well be from the Coral sand dunes. Had a little excitement here in the park this aft. 2 rigs came in. A motorhome and a fifth wheel. Guess they wanted to be parked beside each other. They were down our row and when the 5th wheel came around the corner he cut it too close to people behind us and his trailer hit their pickup. All we heard was a loud bam, it was the tire on neighbors truck that blew when the trailer hit it. He wasn't a happy camper!! We leave tues to head to Arizona.

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Sep 13, 2014 - Fairyland

Fairyland Loop Trail begins at Fairyland Point, at the northern portion of the park, and takes you through spectacular hoodoos and scenery along the rim and into the canyon; including a spur trail to Tower Bridge. The Fairyland Loop Trail also includes a portion of the Rim Trail from Sunset Point to Fairyland Point. This hike is considered strenuous due to its length and meandering trails with multiple elevation changes. Great views of Sinking Ship Mesa, looks like a huge ship sinking, Boat Mesa, Campbell Canyon and the Chinese Wall. I did...

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2014 RV Adventure

Sep 11, 2014 - Navajo/Peekaboo/Queens Garden

The combination of the Navajo, Peekaboo Loop & Queens Garden Trails are referred to as 'The Figure 8' ultimate hike. The 172 pictures started as over 350! Tyler and I first visited BCNP in 2003. We hiked the Peekaboo Loop and the Queens/Navajo Combination Loop trails on the 4th of July. We remember the date, because while hiking we crossed paths with an Englishman, who wished us a Happy 4th of July!...

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2014 RV Adventure

Sep 10, 2014 - Bryce Canyon NP Rim Overlooks

Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southwestern Utah. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, 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 spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce sits at a much higher elevation than nearby...

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2014 RV Adventure

Sep 4, 2014 - Bryce Canyon, UT

We spent the day at the first part of the Canyon. We stopped by the Visitor Center first and saw the film. Then on to Sunset View Point for our picnic lunch. Then we walked to the canyon to see the hoodoos. They were amazing. Everything changed when we walked a little way – they looked entirely different. We spent about 4 hours between Sunset and Sunrise Points and saw the hoodoos. We walked part way down Navaho and Queens Garden hiking trails. We really knew we were at 8300 feet elevation when we started to walk back up the trails. Gasp,...

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