Grand Lodge At Brian Head
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After arriving at Brian Head late at night (and spending nearly 20 minutes trying to find where we were actually staying in the dark) it was a pleasent suprise to find that we were not only staying in the middle of Dixie National Forest, but there was a National Monument near by that we could do a short hike on.
The drive in the daylight was so much more enjoyable than the drive up the mountain in the dark. ...
... supplies (for essential supplies, read beer, toothpaste and flip-flops!).
As we left Arizona, and put our watches ahead one hour to Utah time, we noticed a dramatic change in the colours of the landscape. From the ambers of Arizona, we suddenly found ourselves in the deep reds of Utah. Here, the volcanic activity is more recent and bright red hues sweep the rocks layered on top of limestone peaks. It truly is a stunning sight, and a beautiful drive. Here the plant ...
... 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.
Heading for the campground an hour from the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Stopped at the Glen Canyon Dam which created Lake Powell. Enjoyed reading about the building of the dam and looking at all the photos in the visitor center. Almost didn't make the turn into the parking lot here, very narrow, but the master driver handled it just fine! Sunny, windy day. Left to head for ...
... and thawing. Fascinating to see, and colorful. Again, the fun is in the hike! And boy did we hike! We weren't sure after the hiking the day before. We had some tired legs. But how often do you get to hike among hoodoos? So after walking along the rim we had our lunch first, put on the sunscreen and took lots of water and headed down. The weather was warm but not too warm, very sunny. It was Fathers a Day. Lots ...