Cottonwood Meadow Lodge
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... And we all enjoyed a nice hot cup of tea. Jasmine green is hard to beat!
Mac wanted to stay and help Yulan after dinner, so we allowed him to do so. Mark, Cheryl and Josie returned to the rooms to pack up for the night. Yulan walked Mac back to our cabin before 10:00.
Sadly, it was too cloudy and cold to do one of the night time ranger talks, so no campfire and no s’mores.
Tomorrow: On to Moab
... red rocks at the from here to Dixie forest area. The nearby dry creek was a bit like an Australian outback creek. It was encouraging to see 18 Km of good cycle path all the way to the entrance to the Bryce Canyon National Park.
After lunch at Subway did the 18km drive through the park to Yovimpa Point. From the car park we did a 1.6 Km walk to see the Bristlecone pine trees.It was sad to see the 1600 year ...
... up close and personal with the rock gave us a better understanding of what it took to create these formations. The name of the trail was appropriate as it truly was a rock garden for a queen. After arriving at the bottom it was only a short walk until we had to
start climbing back up to the canyon rim. The path we chose was the shorter of two, at 1.6 miles. The trail continues through the canyon for a while and then started back up. The
... hikes to take after once again being confused by the map. He told us to take in the Queen's Garden loop and the Peek-A-Boo trail for a total of six miles. It. Was. Incredible. I feel ridiculously under-qualified to even attempt to explain the beauty. Rock formations called hoodoos protrude at varying heights in large quantities all over the canyon. They are huge, and bright orange and white, changing with every angle as you walk around them. After every ...
... barrier here. When I tried to repeat the name in MY accent, I was strongly corrected. These guys all talk with a Utaaaaaahn draaaaaaawl. Now I'm reasonably familiar with a Utah accent. So take that, and add the dash of Arizona and Texas where some of them originate from, slow it down thirty or forty miles, and bam - there you have it. I can't even think of how to phonetically type the way they pronounce Walweep. I think there might be about ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Free parking