“Like hundreds of rockets preparing to blast
Trip Start Jan 05, 2012
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So you can understand why I was so glad to arrive at Bryce Canyon. We set up a 4-man tent to sleep 5 in and then headed out to do the Navajo Trail
Even sick the views of the Hoodoos were worth the hike. Hoodoo means ‘to cast a spell’ and I can see why the native people would have viewed this place as magical. The rocks look like hundreds of rockets preparing to blast off into the sky. We hiked into them at sunset and as it became darker the shapes of the rocks began reminding me of a scene from an ancient palace. There was one rock with the shape of a queen and I imagined her speaking to the onlooking rocks. It is impossible to explain what it felt like to walk through the Hoodoos but one word that seems to work asa description is ‘grand’.
After an average sleep in the crowded tent (average because I kept waking up to find I was uncomfortably close to Chris). I awoke and still felt sick. Breakfast calmed my stomach a bit. We headed back into Bryce Canyon to check out some more views from the top. The 9115ft above sea level views were amazing, but I still prefer being among it on the hikes. You can only truly understand how big it all is when you are standing at the bottom looking up.