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... back up US 89 north.
As we were heading into the Bryce area on St. Rt. 12, we started to see our first "hoodoos" which are those sandstone "pillars" (often with harder "cap" stone) that are characteristic of the Bryce Canyon area. We also saw more of that "white stuff" that we had seen plenty of this past winter at home.
With the time change back to Mountain Daylight Time costing us an hour, we ...
... stark and contrasts were extreme. We returned in the evening, nearer sunset, in hopes of better lighting conditions, but the sky remained cloudless, with nothing to diffuse the stark light, leaving us with only a handful of truly pleasing photos.
After staying the night in Panguitch, the nearest town, we headed the following day to our next destination, Zion National Park.
Random side note - the car has seat heaters. Let's all give a resounding "hell yes!"
Back to Tropic for breakfast - which was ordinary. At my wits' end, I enquired at reception if there was ANYWHERE in the REGION (complete with arms expanded above and outwards from head) that served proper Italian style coffee. The girl said, "Yes. A new place has opened about five seconds drive down the road, and they make EXpresso." I kid you ...
... have been loaded to do exactly that. It should be noted that the weather at Bryce Point is so severe and varied, that all weather types can be experienced within a day, and many simultaneously so. Keep a lookout for the rainbow and downpour in the same photo.
After the canyon tour, it was back to the ranch to opt for a healthy meal, instead of the burritos, burgers, and deep-fried desserts ...
... way to the end at Rainbow point, then make your way back. Rainbow Point is not only the southern-most point on the drive, but also the one at the highest elevation - close to 10,000 ft. We got our first glimpse at a big cluster of hoodoos, and we were amazed how far into the distance we could see.
On the way back, we stopped by the most scenic overlooks. Of note is the Agua Canyon overlook, where two hoodoos are so precariously balanced that they ...
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed