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... a great decision that was. After a steepish climb past Weeping Rock we came to a side canyon complete with massive boulders and rock overhangs . More photos! A gradual ascent on paths sheer in places ( one lady and her young son turned back declaring it too scary! ) but nothing too vertigo inducing resulted in us reaching the Mesa with its scrub of Pondorosa Pine and various low growing drought resistant growth. Lots of trees showed evidenced of lightening ...
... ground here. We tried to walk into Orderville canyon, but it was blocked by a large boulder and a deep pool of water. We walked back out to some dry ground and had our snacks. We decided to go ahead and start walking back. We heated up fast as the canyon walls opened back up to bright sunshine.
As we walked back, the crowds of people had grown. This, in turn, stirred up a lot of sediment in the river. What had been crystal clear water had turned into quite a muddy mess. ...
... was glad that we had worn our jackets, as it was cold on the shuttle ride.
We exited the shuttle at the Grotto where there were a number of deer grazing nearby. They were unperturbed by the small group of people that had just gotten off with us. I was surprised that these deer were skinnier and rattier looking than the ones we had seen at Bryce!
Anyway, we made a quick pit stop at the restrooms and were on our way. It was still chilly, but I knew we would be warming ...
... I had read that the trail was closed during the week for maintenance and only open on the weekends). He told me that it had never been closed. Well, I wasn't going to argue with him. I was just happy that it was open!
We made a quick stop at Checkerboard Mesa for some photos and then continued on through the short tunnel. Fortunately, I had read on Trip Advisor that we would need to look for Canyon Overlook Trail parking right before the second tunnel. There ...
... This is where you get on a bus and a park ranger tells you about the park and its history. We found the walk that goes into the town of Springdale and did a short walk there. After dinner, we went to campfire ranger talk about what goes "bump" in the night. Then back to camp and bed. I had been asleep just a bit when I was woke up by the wind blowing the table cloth weights all around on the metal picnic table making a lot of noise. I ended up having to get up and ...