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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Queen's Garden

On our second day at Bryce we woke up bright and early to snowshoe with a ranger. I'd be lying if I said I didn't fall over once or twice, but overall I didn't end up quite as clumsy as expected! Sadly I hadn't charged my camera in a while and it gave out on me early on in the walk, so I didn't get many pictures of that one.

Luckily, I juiced it back up over lunch, and it was in full force for our real venture into the canyon that afternoon, to visit the Queen's Garden. Apparently not many people take the hikes that go beyond the rim, but in my opinion, they're missing out! It's a totally different world down there, and it's the nicest part of the canyon during the winter -- the windchill can be quite brutal on the rim, but walk just below it, and all becomes peaceful.

Bryce is known for its red rocks, its bridges, and its hoodoos (the columns of orange rock that stand alone), and we got up close and personal to all of them on the Queen's Garden hike. We even saw the queen herself! She's the sixth photo. Personally, I see the Queen riding a camel backwards. But to each her own.

As usual, hiking into a canyon is far easier than hiking out of it, but in my opinion, it is worth the effort, especially in this case.


  1. These pictures are absolutely stunning! I love the color rocks against the snow! So stunning!!! :)
    xo TJ


    1. Thank you! It's even more beautiful in person!


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