"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Bryce Canyon

 

We didn’t stay in Bryce Canyon National Park campground.  There is a great Forest Service CG located about 9 miles West of the park which is much better suited to our needs.  This was our third stay here in five years.  Though we didn’t snag the same site as before, we still had a great view of the red rocks.

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After getting everything set up, four of us headed for the park for a rim to rim hike.  You depart Sunrise point, descend to the bottom of the canyon, the back up to Sunset Point.  Only a couple of miles, and a few hundred feet of altitude change……..

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Lots of pink, red, and yellow.  Not sure whether to call it rock of dirt.  Seems to depend on the area you are in at the moment.

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Just some random pictures.  It’s another place which I can’t photograph.  Way too much stuff over a large landscape.

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As the shadows deepened, we made our way back up.

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Looking back down on the trail which we had taken earlier. You can barely see parts of it near the middle of the photo below.

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Another natural wonder which words can’t describe.  I once read a story that gave a good description, though.  Shortly after the area was designated a national park, a local was asked what he thought of the canyon.  His answer was short, and to the point.  “It was a hell of a place to loose a cow”…………

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4 comments:

  1. Bryce is one of my favorite parks. Just stunningly beautiful.

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  2. Another "Grand" post..I can only imagine how difficult it is to try and capture the vistas...but you're doing a super job....I would think the temps, at that elevation, are really nice for your hikes....I sure am enjoying this adventure you Guys are having...Horst sends

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  3. Great pictures-brought back fond memories:)

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  4. Love the quote...what an amazing place!!! I am sure words and pics don't do it justice!!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful place with us!!

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