The drive into Bryce
Red Canyon area
I love road trips because the world unfurls before your eyes like a magic carpet.
The area is just miles north of the Grand Canyon.
The tour bus takes you to the highest observation point and lays the canyon open before you.
There are hiking paths down and I know some riders who have ridden in the park this summer.
(Bucket list for sure.)
It was part of the Anazasi territory
The limestone cliffs have holes and caves riddled through them
I get a very strong urge to go explore, but there is no way down other than to rappel and we had no gear.
Looking back toward the park entrance at the next lookout spot.
There is an unprotected trail that runs along the rim between look out points. I would have been very tempting to hike it, however, T was in all black, I was in sandals and we had no water. Next time, if there is a next time, we will be better prepared.
The process of erosion has eaten away the soft, porous rock and left towering spires of red stone.
The spires look like stalagmites without the cave roof overhead
You can see the hiking path winding through the spires and trees below.
Six feet in front of him was a five hundred foot drop to the valley floor
He found it pretty funny to freak me the hell out as only the invincible teen can do.
Literally, hanging off the edge
Might be one of my favorite photos of him of all time
It is breath taking. Right at the edge of comprehension
Stunning in a way that only the natural world can be.
It was definitely worth the side trip.
If it’s not officially one of the seven wonders of the world, it should definitely be in the top ten.