Oct 28, 2018

Bryce Canyon National Park ~ Part 2

Fortunately we were able to visit each viewpoint which is why we have so many photos.  We had hoped to do the Mossy Cave Trail at the end of the day on our way back to the RV but it was past sunset and it would likely have been dark before we completed the one mile trail.  Next time 😀   As it was, we were gone just over twelve hours last Tuesday.

The day continued at this viewpoint.

The Natural Bridge.

We were fortunate to get here before a bus full of tourists. There are very few parking lots for these large buses and this was one of them.

This was the view from Farview Point.  From here we walked over to Piracy Point.   By the end of the day I would have walked over 13K steps which added up to 5.5 miles.  So despite driving from view to view there was walking involved.

We had skipped past the Paria viewpoint for no reason but retraced our route to take it in.  Thank goodness as it was one of our favorites.

Doesn’t this look alike an Egyptian Sphinx?   See it in the top left of the photo just above.

He is overlooking his kingdom.

The sphinx is just above my head.

Fairyland, our last viewpoint of the day.

Another of our favorite overlooks.

In no particular order, other Bryce Canyon photos, taken from the four hundred plus photos that Colin took that day.

As you can see Bryce Canyon was one of our favorites.

Hmm, saw this sign while stopped for construction.

Colin had seen some large crystals at this Rock Shop on the way to Bryce and they were just closing  as we passed by.  They graciously stayed open for us and we bought a medium size piece of Emerald Calcite crystal.  It comes from a quarry on the Arizona/Mexican border and comes out of the ground already shiny.

So ends another adventure.

I was beyond tired which was why I never did a blog post last Tuesday.  Basically we came home, ate and I went straight to bed.






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16 Responses to “Bryce Canyon National Park ~ Part 2”

  1. SandyM says:

    This National Park is awesome, fantastic, spectacular, unbelievably beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing the photos with all of us – sure brought back special memories of our time there.

    • contessa says:

      You Americans are so very fortunate to have such beauty here and the freedom to visit these magical places whenever you like. Canadians are restricted to 180 days in the US annually plus most places are too far to drive down and visit over a two to three week period the head back North again. Colin and I are fortunate that we have had this opportunity.

  2. Arrowhead Gramma says:

    Another set of wonderful photos. Thank you Contessa and Colin for all the time and effort you are putting into the blog through your words and photos.

    • contessa says:

      You are most welcome Arrowhead Gramma. I look forward to revisiting these posts when I am house bound in the years to come.

  3. Dee Tillotson says:

    You two have the makings for a published coffee table book with the photos of the national parks and the fiesta balloon festival.

    • contessa says:

      How sweet of you to say Dee but we have no interest in getting involved in anything like that. Colin is only taking photos for fun, not professionally. They would look even better if he was.

  4. George Yates says:

    So many wonderful views , thanks for the great pictures.

  5. Steve says:

    Another post of great photos. Sounds like you are enjoying your trip. Just amazing views. Thanks for posting.

    • contessa says:

      Thank you Steve. Yes we are enjoying this trip and I keep saying to Colin, have we really done so much in just a short month.

  6. Carol says:

    beautiful pictures as usual. we need to get there again. sounds like a good time of year to go without so many tourists.

  7. Kathryn Tycho says:

    Loved it when we went. Impossible not to keep taking pictures and Colin’s are great. A place you could visit over and over.

    • contessa says:

      I agree, it will never get to be the same old, same old, as some other places. It is uniquein many ways and one can never tire of the views.

  8. Amazing photos. The place looks surreal.

    • contessa says:

      It truly is and we were told that sadly it is disintegrating faster than any other National Park. You really must make a point of visiting.

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