Bybee's Steppingstone Motel
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... as there was no queue when we checked in). That was a bit of a mistake as Ruby's Inn is a bit of a Mecca for the tourist bus and the contents of a bus, of a Gallic persuasion, had just unloaded and were hungry. It was a short drive into the National Park and we stopped in at the visitor centre to watch a short film on Bryce. We bought Cameron a Park Ranger hat and almost immediately Cameron became possessed with an instinct ...
... of rock reminiscent of soft serve ice cream. Rivulets and valleys caused by rainfall crisscrossed across the rocks, leaving checkerboard patterns etched into the red waves. At the top of the hill, we entered a tunnel cut into the rock. Built by hand and completed in 1930, the tunnel was constructed by the CCC (civilian construction corps - founded by the government to provide jobs for people during and after the depression) by drilling holes into the rock face, packing it ...
... took us to Rainbow Point and a walk through Spruce Fur Forrest along Bristlecone Loop.
Our final mission of the day was to take in a sunset view. After deciphering the map (which was wrong!) we found the view point and armed with mini hotdogs and burgers to keep the girls quiet we watched the sun go down. Beautiful.
Much more compact than Yellowstone but with spectacular views crammed in everywhere.
Tomorrow we are off ...
... was getting a bit worse, we decided to head to a lower elevation and do a walk along a river to Mossy Cave & Waterfall. Having spent the last few days in really dry, arid environments the idea of seeing some water features again was very appealing. The hike was quite an easy one and offered nice views along the way.
By the time we’d finished the hike it was about 6pm and we had to head out the park to check in at our motel in Panguitch (great name) ...
... it’s exhausting – really!!) I read and finished yet another book and Sevi slept like a baby - snoring rather loudly! …
The nights here are really beautiful and the skies are filled with what seems like a million stars we could just sit out and watch them all night long.
Sunday 29th June –
Driving to Bryce today we spotted and stopped at a German Bakery – YUM! Fresh yummy bread was ...