My Life as a Dog

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bryce Canyon Weekend

Last weekend several friends and I made another quick weekend getaway to another national park. This time it was Bryce Canyon. I hadn't been there since I was a toddler with my family. I don't remember being there at all as a toddler. So I was pretty surprised at the sudden grandeur of it all. It was a short walk from the wooded parking lot to the edge of a this beautiful canyon. It was all just so sudden! Of course I brought my camera. Fortunately so did my good friend and photographer, Jace, who captured this shot of me above. See more of his work at

We stayed at the Sunset Campground which was just a short walk to the canyon rim. After getting our tents set up we headed over to the rim to take in the beauty. So spectacular! The photos really do not do it justice. We had to stick to the main trails because we had my buddy's dog with us and dogs are only allowed on paved trails. We wondered down by the lodge and then back to the camp to get a car and head to dinner. This is how we camp! :) It was a short drive to Bryce City where there were a few options to chose for eating. We opted for Ruby's Inn Canyon Dinner. Then it was back to the campground to enjoy the outdoors and play some games. The weather was beautiful despite the weather man threatening us with rain.

The next morning I got together with Jace and we headed to the canyon rim to try and get some photos with the morning light. It was fun as always. It was this trip that he took the photo of me above. By the time we got back to camp everyone else was up. Well everyone but John who had tried most of the night to keep his dog from bothering anyone else. After he was up we headed out for our hike of the day. Matt stayed with the dog since his hip was giving him grief. The other 4 of us headed down the Queen's Garden Trail into all the "hoodoos" and then it was back up on part of the Navajo Loop Trail going through Wall Street. The hiking wasn't nearly as strenuous as the Zions trip but it was beautiful and the company was great!