Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

After we left Zion NP, we headed north on 89 to Bryce Canyon NP. This was to be our next stop. It was after a storm had come through so there was snow on the ground and it was quite chilly. We are at the very end of the Bryce road at about 9100 feet. 34 degrees and 20 mph winds....brrrrr.

Of course, if you click any photo, they'll open up larger.


It is hard to depict, in a few photos, how amazing this place is. These upcroppings of rocks are called Hoodoos. Here's a link to more information for all you geologists out there....
http://www.nps.gov/brca/naturescience/hoodoos.htm

The colors are spectacular and we had to sit down and just look at them for a while to take it all in.





Here is a movie that will try to show you a partial view of the overall park from Inspiration Point...one of the most famous spots in the park. Sorry about the wind noise...it was really blowing.

video

We uploaded many other photos if you want to see more.

https://picasaweb.google.com/stevenlstrick/BryceCanyon?authuser=0&feat=directlink

At night we had to unhook our water hoses because the temperature dropped down to around 26. But the days warmed up nicely into the 60s. Very pleasant. Because this was October, there were not the massive crowds that are usually there in the summer. However, BUSLOADS of french-speaking tourists were everywhere. There are tours where they take them to Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce and Vegas. One or two days each.

For fun, I have a Garage Sale for Kim. She likes to go garage-sailing so this keeps her in shape in between towns. She gets to "buy" what she wants to keep and we let go of extra items and that helps lighten up the coach.

Next stop is Las Vegas. We went for the NASCAR Camping World (advertisement plug) Truck Series and the IZOD Indy car races.

Watch for the next installment.

Kim and Steve

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