Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park

I slept in until about 7:00 this morning, after the best night's sleep I have had so far. Checking the indoor/outdoor thermometer, I saw it was only 54 degrees. Heaven! I took Hanna for a one mile walk, and then locked her into the Minnie, jumped into my Fit and headed up the road to Bryce.
I stopped at the Visitor's Center first to peruse the exhibits and see what I could see. It was jam packed with people. After studying the history of the park, I decided to drive to some of the lookout points instead of taking the shuttle. I wanted to be on my own time table. It worked out perfectly as I found parking at each stop.

Last year when Dale and I were here, we rode to shuttle to Sunrise, Sunset and Inspiration Points, so this time I went farther up the road to Bryce Point. I took a magnificent panorama photo from there, but I don't have enough cell signal to upload it tonight. Here are a couple regular shots I took.

From there I drove back down to Fairytale Point, which is a much smaller canyon. The sign called it "intimate" and that's what it felt like after the magnificence of Bryce Point. The sign also said eventually this canyon will be as large as Bryce Amphitheater because of the rapid erosion. Within 60 years, the trail will have to be moved. I got one pretty good shot.

I was gone from Minnie about three hours and when I got back, it was still cool inside. Hanna was glad to see me. 

I got out my stovetop pressure cooker and made a Swiss steak for dinner. I have enough for at least 2-3 more meals.  

After dinner, Hanna and I walked about two miles and saw four pronghorn in the woods and meadow. They were spooked and ran before we could get very close. 
I sat up reading and texting with family in the evening and hit the sack about 9:30. Back on the road north tomorrow morning. 


  1. Hope your back is feeling better quickly! Looks beautiful and the weather sounds so nice!

  2. Bryce Canyon is a neat place. Glad you went again and saw a different part of the park than we did. I find something new every time I visit a national park again. Hope your back feels better, too.

  3. Utah is on my list for next year. . . good to follow you ahead of time!