A huge, "blind" arch in the wall
Headed into the tunnel! They hold up traffic and only let one way go at a time, since it is so narrow that RVs have to drive down the middle!
After leaving the tunnel, we parked about half a mile down the road and walked back to do the Canyon Overlook hike. It was a fairly steep and sometimes precarious hike, along fairly narrow ledges, usually with no rail or fence.
Moriah near the beginning of the hike
The canyon got So narrow in some points!
This boardwalk was just suspended on the side of the cliff over the canyon
A big "shelf" underneath (no rails)
Looking out from the shelf
The trail itself was So pretty!
We made it! Look at that view!
Keenan being manly
Moriah being cute
Philip and I in front of the canyon
I love these of Caleb =)
...and on our way back down.. I heard a man's voice say, "I don't believe it!"
...and there were Lynne and Peter again!! =)
(they said they were on their way to Bryce next as well!)
Some beautiful views on the way to Bryce...
When we got to Bryce, we drove to the furthest end of the park (18 miles) and did the Bristlecone Loop hike from Rainbow Point. We had heard multiple friends of ours say that Bryce was their favorite park, so we were Very excited to see it!
Along the trail
Keenan and I
The vegetation and trees along this part of the trail was So different than what we'd seen at Zion!
The kids needed pictures of themselves with some different signs to earn their Bryce Junior Ranger badges.
Philip and I also needed them for the "I Hiked the Hoodoos" Challenge
Views from the lookout at the end of the trail:
Such Different landscape than Zion - breathtaking!
It was SO windy!
The "Natural Bridge"
How awesome is that??
We got settled at our campsite (a pull-through this time, so no backing in, yay!) This was the first time we needed to use the water hose and it flew off the RV as soon as it had some water pressure applied so Philip had to buy a new one and also did some laundry. We had dinner and then he built a fire and they made s'mores.
The most "camping-y" thing we had done yet! Ha!
We were happy for a warm fire, since the temperature at Bryce was about 20 degrees cooler than what we'd experienced at Zion!
Then we were off to bed to be well rested for the adventure of our big hike the next day!