A day in Bryce Canyon National Park


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August 27th 2017
Published: August 28th 2017
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We wanted to see the park in morning light and to also get ahead of the weekend crowds so first thing this morning we got going but this time we drove the car instead of taking the shuttle bus. The views are dramatic. Like the Grand Canyon, pictures don't capture the dimensions. The famous quote from Ebenezer Bryce, the first Mormon settler here, when asked how he would describe it said "Well, its a heluva place to lose a cow."
This afternoon we took an ATV tour on Kate's recommendation. We followed trails out to the rim and through woods and fields. Its not really my kind of thing but to be honest we all had a blast. We saw a group of pronghorn antelope along the way.
This evening we want to go back in the park at dusk and watch night settle over the canyon.
Tomorrow we will travel to Zion National Park, the fifth and final Utah national park on our itinerary. The weather during our time in Utah has been sunny and hot every day, 80's and 90's. We did have a little rain one night. Bryce has been a little cooler than the other parks, but
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Natural bridge
our altitude here is 8500-9000 feet. I read today that at 9000 feet you are only getting 70 per cent of the oxygen that you are used to.


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Thor's hammer
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Agua Canyon
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Inspiration Point
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Inspiration Point
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Inspired tourists
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Bristlecone Pine in foreground
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Silent City
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Ready to go
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Terrified driver, amused passenger
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At the canyon rim
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Through the woods
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Pronghorn antelope
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Mother and baby
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Evening photo


28th August 2017

All I can say is WOW!!! Happy that you didn't pass up the ATV tour. Looks like so much fun.
30th August 2017

Thanks Eileen
Appreciate the interest

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