In October, we visited Bryce Canyon National Park with our Cleveland friends, Jane and Charlie. Bryce Canyon is amazing. The park is on the side of a mountain with the main feature, hoodoos which are rock formations, on the east side. We first drove out the park road and stopped at most view points. We hiked down into the hoodoo formations on several trails and we encourage you to do the same. Looking down on the formations is great, but looking up is also great. We walked from Sunset Point down the Navajo trail through Wall Street, then on the Queens Garden trail to Sunrise Point.
On the trail, we noticed that Jennifer's hiking boots were coming apart. The soles were detaching form the rest of the boots. She began flapping as she went and made it out without losing a sole. It's time for new boots!
We also walked the Bristlecone Loop which took us to another part of the park. Similar but not identical formations, and a long view down the Grand Staircase.
We hiked to Mossy Cave and saw the waterfall which is amazing in this dry climate. We learned that it was formed from a river diversion to provide irrigation waters.
Although we didn't go here until later, the not-to-miss view point is Inspiration Point where you get a view of the Bryce Amphitheater.
We stayed at Ruby's Inn RV Park. It is just outside the park entrance. Ruby's is quite the place with three motel units and the RV park as well as stores and services like food, gas, and propane. Jane and Charlie wanted to stay where we had hookups for the RVs so we stayed here and since it was so close to the park, it worked out great. We had dinner at Ebeneezer's Barn and Grill where we saw a show by the Bar G Wranglers, a fun cowboy revue.
2015 Bryce- Zion
Retirement is great. We bought a travel trailer and are exploring National Parks. (Actually, we bought one and sold it and bought a second one better suited to us. It happens...) And I have time to do some woodworking projects and things around the house. And now I have gotten interested in ham radio so there goes any free time.