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... we wanted so it was already quite hot-but with a backpack of water and a snack we were ready! We saw waterfalls, some flowers, and walked through a short tunnel or "split" which was "cool" literally. As we got closer to the Lodge the trail became busy and it was getting hotter. However, we felt inspired by a man walking using crutches who had only one leg-he didn't seemed ...
... a few of the HooDoos.
Back on UT 12 we found a cool restaurant "Bryce Canyon Pines". http://www.brycecanyonmotel.com/bryce-r estaurant.html . They serve soup and pie, not soup and salad. How can you go wrong with a good slice of pie. I had sour cream raisin. Barb went traditional with cherry.
Then it was down to Long Valley Jct for our next stop.
... to breathe....I did to some extent! On the way back down there were numerous spots to get out and look....the view was so different from each spot...and even more wondrous! We were lucky with the weather....got to see all lookouts before it decided to let the heavens break out. We think Bryce is even more beautiful than the Grand Canyon! But not so much to do here...much ...
... Walt some harrowing stories about how nasty a blowout on a trailer tire can be and recommended a place across the street that could probably help us out. By this time, we both realized we were tired, and the sun was going down, anyway, so we decided to call it a day and deal with tires and Bryce in the morning.
This morning (Tuesday), Walt went across to the auto repair shop and described the tire issue to the proprietor, who thought it was likely that our axll ...
... we got to Duck Creek Village, I'm so glad I didn't get a cabin down in that area. Tons of ATVs and way too many people. Much more peaceful and scenic where we are.
While on the drive over to Duck Creek, we spotted our first signs of wildlife ... 3 deer plus an eagle. Actually saw the eagle in its nest. It had built a huge nest at the top of this big dead pine tree.