We woke up this morning to snow on the ground and 24 deg F temperatures at 6:15am. Didn’t stop us from enjoying a clear sunrise at Sunrise Point. Within five minutes of our return to camp the snow started falling hard and the skies locked up in grey.
We are now driving to our final Utah park stop: Zion.
Weather is colder and blustery this morning but we took a scenic drive to the south end of Bryce and worked our way back north. Some day I’d like to backpack the Under the Rim Trail.
One of a few nice shots I got today during my first ever visit to Bryce Canyon National Park. Weather is turning cold and windy but we had some clearish skies for our figure 8 loop down through the amphitheatre.
We are camping here and enjoying our first campfire of the trip. Seems like the winds have been too high or we’ve been in no-burn zones most of the time.
Bryce is beautiful beyond description but I must say I like the parks and monuments with more back country and fewer tour busses a bit more.
After climbing up to see the hundred hands pictographs Julie and I took a nice cool stroll along and in the Escalante River.
Julie and I ventured off on our own and did a secluded slot canyon off Hole-in-the-rock road. Not terribly technically challenging but super narrow. Plus the hike in was fun with beautiful slick rock and iron balls.