We’ve spent the last 2 days at here at Bryce Canyon, at 8,000 ft it is a lovely respite from the heat that is starting to permeate the lower elevations of southern Utah. This high elevation also gives us a clear phone signal and internet, so we have been trying to get caught up on postings.
The first thing we did when we got here was to hike the Rim Trail, which overlooks the main amphitheater of Bryce Canyon. It’s a beautiful trail with outstanding views around every corner, and even though we are at the peak of tourist season, we were almost always alone. The weather was great, not too hot and storm clouds forming in the distance keep us from dawdling too long.
Today we decided to take a horse/mule ride into the canyon below, something we had done 25 years ago and still had very fond memories off. Why not let the mule do all the work so you can sit and sightsee? Instead of the half day trip that we had done previously, this time we elected to just do the 2 hour ride. We still went down to the canyon floor, but didn’t get quite as far into the hoodoos as before. It was still fun and considering that it has become very windy again and therefore very dusty, it was long enough.