Friday, May 17, 2019

Nature Friday - Bryce Canyon

I am joining Rosy and the Boyz for Nature Friday.

When I started this blog 8 years ago, I had no idea that it would result in 4 trips to meet other bloggers and their dogs. There is so much negativity on the internet and so much hate - it is nice to have a little corner that has united us with wonderful, like minded people (aka huge animal lovers), who we have no business knowing any other way.

This year, the mini-BAR was in Bryce Canyon, Utah. Utah is now the 25th State I have visited. 

Today, I share pictures from Bryce Canyon itself. 

Me  at the top of the canyon before the first descent

Looking into the Canyon

The Hoodoos

More Hoodoos

The rule breaker . . . one of the trails was washed out (no we didn't go far on the closed path)

The pups that have brought us together - Mabel, Arty, Jakey, Rosy, Murphy and Stanley and of course the Lee and Phod flats

Even more Hoodoos

Me and Man and flat Lee and Phod at the top

Murphy and Stanley's peeps and the Man on our big hike

Making sure we don't get lost

I wonder how long before this Hoodoo falls over

Hiking in Bryce was fun but tough. First, we live around sea level (about 1000 feet above) and in the Bryce area it is 7-8000 feet about sea level. So we were starting with thinner air then we are use to. Second, when you decent into the canyon (which isn't too bad), you go down about 1000 feet. This means you have to come up about a 1000 feet. Third, it can be very steep in places (it is a canyon after all).  I did it twice, and I am going to say, both times that last 500 feet were very hard. I found the second time harder, I think because my legs were sore from the 2 full days of hiking on the previous days. 

I don't think the pictures do the magnificent canyon justice. It was stunning. I am so glad to have had this opportunity. 


  1. I agree that the canyon is stunning. I have really enjoyed your mini bar of pups and peeps. not sure I could hike that canyon but would love to.....

  2. I love hoodoos they are quite unique and the word is fun to say
    I know exactly what you mean about photos not doing the canyons justice
    We felt the same way in 2017 when we went to Colorado and Utah.
    Breathtaking and for sure the true meaning of A W E S O M E.
    Hugs HiC

  3. Hari om
    Amazing country! Thank you for helping to bring some of it to the etherside! YAM xx

  4. What a beeYOUtiful area! Momma is actually going to Utah next week, but further north (near Salt Lake City), and it's still COLD up there!

  5. We enjoyed seeing the sights from Bryce Canyon. Glad you had such a fun time!

  6. We had such a wonderful time hiking with everyone. The views were so awe-inspiring, weren't they??
    Jakey, Rosy & Arty

  7. All we can say is WOW! What an incredible trip!

  8. What fun you must have had with blogging friends. Those are all wonderful photos of amazing sites. Thank you for sharing the photos. Hugs

  9. Meeting up with blogging friends is so much fun. Wish we could have been there with you.

  10. What a beautiful place to meet up with good friends. Thanks for taking us along.

  11. Your post is why I love blogging - It takes me to places I'll never get to go, places like Bryce Canyon where I have been, and want to go back to - I remember hiking those trails, and they were hard, and I was 30 years younger then! And blogging friends really are the best. I've not met as many as I'd like, but I have met Bella, Roxy & Macdui's Mom. SHE may live in Australia, but her family lives in a town not far from me. It is a small world, and how wonderful that blogging brings "us" together! I'm glad you had fun!!

  12. We too would love to meet everyone on one of these retreats. Great friends make for great memories. That is such a unique and incredibly beautiful part of our world. Thanks for sharing your super photos.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  13. Such a beautiful place to visit with fur-iends. 😍

  14. So envious of your trip to stunning Bryce canyon to meet wonderful blogging friends.
    But I am thinking that Man needs to visit Wales some time, where the castles are (arguably) even more magnificent than in Scotland!
    Cheers, Gail (on the train back home from a great - and at times challenging - week of cycling through the Welsh mountains).


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