Bryce is one of the most amazing places on earth. The hoodoos, plateaus and forests make up one breathtaking vista after another. No picture can do it justice, and my pictures are rather poor. There are many hikes of varying difficulty that are worth the effort, but we were lazy (and hot) and stayed car-bound. The sky was full of storm clouds for much of the day and we chased a thunderstorm to the end of the canyon. It was cooler where the rain had been.
The rock spires also form windows, shapes (see the alligator?) and interesting formations.
Mother nature is at her most interesting, rugged and enchanting here.
Before you enter Bryce Canyon, there is another short canyon that had even more impressive contrasts of red rock and blue skies (due to the storm conditions we found in Bryce). We stopped in Red Canyon for a few photos and stopped again on our way out of Bryce to take more Hidcote photos (tomorrow, I promise, my sweets).
We saw this sign and had to walk up the draw...wouldn't you. We found a nice spot for more pictures of Hidcote (tomorrow, tomorrow!).
The weekend was just what we needed. It was good to relax and do something we love to do.
A return to Bryce next spring is a must as we'd like to take a hike or two when the weather is cooler. Even at 8,000' it was still very hot, but we had the most enjoyable day. What is that saying about I never promised you a rose garden? However, tomorrow I do promise Hidcote's debut.