Sunday, June 15, 2014

Day 17- Bryce Canyon

We loved the drive from Zion to Bryce Canyon because it was both short and beautiful!  It took about two hours to get there.  We couldn't arrive at the big tunnel in Zion before 8 a.m. if you needed ranger assistance to get through (Which we did).  Bryce Canyon was a First Come, First Serve campground and they only had 25 sites available for campers our size, so we were anxious about not being able to get one.  We didn't even stop at the welcome sign on the way in because I wanted to make sure that we had as much time as possible to get a site.  Once we arrived and had lunch, we headed to the Visitor Center to get the information on the Junior Rangers Badge for the boys and then hit the shuttle to head to see the Canyons.  Bryce Canyon is beautiful in a unique sort of way.  

 We hiked out to each of the viewpoints, but wanted to make sure we were able to hit the kids Ranger Program that they needed for their Badge.
 Each of the statues are generically called "hoodoos" although some of them have individual names.
 Remember the show Happy Days and Inspiration Point (the make out spot)?  David and I found our version of Inspiration Point!

 The Ranger Program we went to was on the Geology of Bryce Canyon.  You see that Logan found it to be very interesting!  It was painstakingly boring!
 We then found the colony of prairie dogs.  This is a Utah Prairie Dog and they are on the Threatened Species List.
 David and I went on a short stroll around sunset and watched the sunset on the hoodoos.  They were beautiful.

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