|Outside Arches Ntl Park on the way to Canyon Reef|
Boondocking . . .
|Our boondocking site outside Canyon Reef|
|Sunset at our boondocking site|
|Sunrise from our little piece of heaven|
It was late in the day when we arrived and the campground at this canyon was full, but the ranger told us of a nice free spot located just up the road. We pulled off the road at mile 73 on Hwy 24 and spent the night among the beautiful red rocks with a fabulous sunset and sunrise. Although Guy spent the whole night trying to keep us warm with running the generator for our little portable heater. We were afraid to use the propane since we didn't know what was wrong with it and have not found anywhere to have it looked at as yet. Although the temps had to get down to freezing as folks had ice on their windshields this morning I think I would have been fine under our warm cover.
We didn't back track the few miles to Capitol Reef and instead opted to head on down the road to see Bryce Canyon National Park.
Moo-ving on down the road . . .
|Cows in Dixie Ntl Forest crossing the road|
|Aspens and Cows in Dixie Ntl Forest|
|From Dixie Ntl Forest into Escalante|
|Escalante Creek Trail|
As we rode thru the Dixie Forest area we had sightings of cows everywhere on the road and in the forests. When you see signs that say "open range" I guess they mean cows crossing the roads and no fences. We had to drive really slow around this area as the cows would just pop up out of nowhere and cross in front of you. The scenery kept changing from forests to towering red and white monoliths. Each turn bringing something new to our eyes. So many of the photos I'm showing are from our moving RV. There were many places that you could not pull off the road or we would come upon a photo op out of the blue. I kept my little camera at my side and stayed busy snapping photos as Guy drove. Riding along the top ridges with steep cliff dropoffs that would scare the most seasoned traveler.
Bryce Canyon ahead . . .
|We are getting close to Bryce Canyon|
|We have arrived|
Upon entering Bryce Canyon we spied a few deer on the side of the road and stopped at Sunset Point which was really crowded with numerous buses and cars. We had a little trouble finding a spot to pull into. A grand sight was to be had once we parked and walked up to the rim of the canyon. A ranger was giving a very interesting lecture on the geology of the canyon and we stopped to listen for a few minutes. We later stopped at Inspiration Point which was also a nice overlook as well.
|Sunset Point in Bryce Canyon Ntl Park|
|Ranger giving geological presentation|
|Me and Bryce|
|Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon|
|Driving thru a Tunnel outside of Bryce Canyon|