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Utah Adventure 2014

November 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Nature, Travel

Utah was COLD this journey.   We arrived just in time for the Polar Vortex.  18 degrees at night, hiking during the day between 30 and 40.   BRRR and Bundled Up!  Below photos show what happens when you’re in the right place at the right timeBe sure to click on the 2nd (upside down split) for a close up – she’s magical and on SOLID rock.  Use back button to return to post.

Right Place, Right Time

Right Place, Right Time!

Upside down split at Delicate Arch

Upside down split at Delicate Arch

Even the bunnies and jack rabbits were not moving.

Bunny

Chilled-out bunny rabbit

Cold Jack rabbit

Chilled-out jack rabbit

We went from Bryce to Moab and back to Bryce.  We escaped Bryce as the snow and sleet arrived.   Weather manages hiking journeys!

Bryce

Bryce Hoodoos

Fiery Furnace

Fiery Furnace Arches National Park

It’s like visiting another planet.  Stunning scenery, great hiking, colors, layers…a grand adventure!  The drive from Moab thru Capitol Reef to Bryce, thru Zion and back to the freeway is the most spectacular drive imaginable.  But we had to watch for deer leaping into the road at sunset.  Bob is a great driver!

Bryce Windows

Bryce Windows

Island in the Sky, Canyonlands

Island in the Sky, Canyonlands

My favorite hike on the planet is a “little” 3 mile loop in Bryce called Peekaboo.  You’re IN the hoodoos.  Bryce windows photos was taken on this hike.  Click on any photo to enlarge; click back button to return to post.

Bob and Cairn

Bob and Cairn

Bryce Sky

Bryce Sky

Cairns are our friends.  You can search cairn and see lots of other great cairn photos on this blog.

Using POLES on downhill

Using POLES on downhill

Binocular Biomechanics

Binocular Biomechanics, Dead Horse State Park

Rubber tips grip the rocks.  We ALWAYS carry our rubber tips with us.  Wide leg stance saves the back and stabilizes for looking at views.

Besides bunnies, we saw a golden eagle on land, a golden eagle flying, magpies and buffalo!  One morning I got up early to try to photograph the sunrise at Bryce.  Clearly I need to take Cousin Howard’s course on sunrise photography!

Bryce Sunrise

Bryce Sunrise

Last Journey with more snow, Peekaboo

Last Journey with more snow, Peekaboo

Happy Holidays!  Safe Journeys!

 

Comments

3 Responses to “Utah Adventure 2014”
  1. Kurt says:

    Wow, so beautiful. Looks like a great trip. Jealous. I must do this.

  2. Ellen says:

    Oh, how I love your blogs and snaps. Bryce is my favorite. And, I think, the sky there is the bluest on the planet! As always, thanks for sharing your adventures and happy Thanksgiving to all at Cypress Cottage.

  3. Escalante says:

    There is no place like The Needles!

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