It’s a sunny/rainy day, can’t seem to make up it’s mind! Jeanne and I went into Bryce this morning and saw part of the park before it started raining really hard. The highest point is over 9100′ in elevation and it was COLD up there! The photo colors change with the sun or rain on them, I see. It’s interesting, you can walk just a few feet along one of the scenic lookouts and see completely different scenery! I really like this park a lot; it’s my favorite so far! We have Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands to go, plus Canyon de Chelly so we’ll see if it’ll hold it’s top spot.
At one scenic turnout this big raven flew up and landed on the wall and didn’t mind people coming right up to it for photos! A few days ago in Zion I saw one that was the same way, I went right up to it and chatted awhile and he turned his head this way and that but wasn’t a bit afraid!
It was quite cold last night, around 35 degrees. It’s supposed to be much nicer for the next 3 days of our stay here, sunny and around 70/40. The town of Bryce Canyon City is very cute but very expensive! We checked out the little rock shop, which was awesome! They had big piles of cool rocks outside that were $2.50 to $10 a pound. I picked up a few really small ones, due to my space AND money restrictions! I got five pretty rocks for $4. This is the best one, it’s “Crazy Lace Agate” about 2″ x 2″. I guess it must have cost me about $1!
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We went to Bryce several years ago and visited the rock shop and bought more rocks then we could carry home on the plane. We stopped by the post office and got one of those “if it fits it ships” flat rate boxes. We loaded it up with rocks. Must’ve been 50 pounds! And mailed it home. $8 or so? Enjoy Bryce, it’s our favorite.
-Eileen from Raleigh – Rockwood A-frame
Hah ha! Shipping rocks through the mail, I love it! I’ll have to tell Jeanne; she’s probably got 100# or more collected already.
I love your blog and postings. Short and sweet, packed full of information! Thank you! Oh, when we went to Bryce, it rained hard on us too. With the red soil there, it was a mess keeping the dog’s paws wiped off.
Thanks!! Yes that red dirt is all-invasive.