Bryce Canyon Inn
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We are staying at a commercial campground here in Bryce City called Ruby's campground.
There were some pros and cons to staying here, but overall, ok.
The cons were, camping spaces are tight, we had no view, and we had to say longer than planned, (that is another story), the campground was a bit crowded.
The pros were, right next to shuttle into the park, could buy coffee in office ( this was nice since it rained and we could not cook outdoors ...
... would just give him a push with his nose to get him going. :) Tommy was at the rear of the pack with his camera, so there were about 50,000 pics of my back.
We chose the 2 hr. ride and I was glad we did! Ouch! It's been a long time since either of us have been on a horse and I felt the after effects for days. Still, we really enjoyed this ride. I didn't think it was very scary, even though my horse seemed to like walking on the edge of the trail. The scenery ...
... to other families of swimmers and recounted our plans for the next few months! The waterfall was worth the walk, which is saying something.
After recharging with our packed lunch from the Hotel, we began the journey back to the car. The peak of the heat had passed but it was still 30+ and we some how finished the return leg of our rather ambitious hike. We were very pleased to see the drinking taps at the entrance to the ...
... it was formed by ice & water thawing & freezing – which occurs 200 days a year, as well as wind. Unlike Zion NP this ridge is quite well forested with Bristlecone pines, Douglas Fir, White Fir, Blue Spruce and Quaking Aspen. Many of them looked dead. This is a result of a combination of things like lightning strikes, severe winter temps, fires & pine beetle.
We drove past a meadow where a mother & baby pronghorn (like antelope, but ...
... trail to the canyon rim was fairly taxing, but as we climbed we were treated to more magnificent views of the canyon around us. Even Annick and Do, the non-walkers, were impressed and enjoyed the 1 hour walk. The Hoodoos are formed by the erosion caused by water and ice. What we hadn't realised was how high the canyon actually is...it's highest point is up at 9000 ft. There is snow in the canyon 200 days of the year, hence the ice (We had been expecting to hike in Las ...