Day two at Bryce Canyon! I decided to take the 3.5 hour guided tour of the canyon, which goes places that the free shuttle doesn't. I'm sad to say that I don't remember the name of our driver (I'm writing this on Fri. 10/5 [Phoenix Airport] and Sat. 10/6 in [Atlanta Airport]) and he was spectacular! He gave tons of really cool info, often in story form, so he was incredibly informative as well as entertaining. And he clearly LOVES Bryce Canyon!!
This is in the morning before I got to the park.
And here I am at this spectacular park again!
As much as I love and am enthralled by the hoodoos (the things that look like spires), I really love that part on the left (below) that looks like it's a smooth blanket with some wrinkles in it. I feel like I want to smooth my hand over it. That's why I zoomed in on it after I took the above picture.
At Ponderosa Point there was a raven that landed on the railing, and it honestly seemed like it was posing for pictures and wanted attention. A whole bunch of people walked right up to it to snap a picture and it didn't move a muscle. This woman came up with her huge dog, and the bird did not even flinch!!
There was a woman on this tour who was from Ohio who just retired and was 10 weeks into a road trip (in a camper van) that is going to be at least one year long, maybe two. She's driving around the country, seeing the sites and trying to pick a place to retire that doesn't have snow. It was really cool to meet another woman on a solo road trip. She offered to take my picture for me, so I said sure. I'm not sure what's up with my finger in this picture (I was probably talking...)
These two protrusions are called The Hunter and The Rabbit. Unfortunately (again) the Rabbit picture is sideways! The next picture shows them in the same frame, but it's kind of hard to see The Rabbit.
These look kind of like watermelon slices to me :-)
This one is called The Olympic Torch.
And here is another example of the Quaking Aspen.
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