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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bryce Canyon National Park - Day 1 - Navajo Trail

Last but not least, we went to Sunset Point to hike Navajo Trail.

What a nice view.

Catagorized as a moderate trail, it isn't a long trail but it has a steep descent and ascent.

First for the descent. It's hard to see in this photo but switchbacks took us down to the bottom through the "hole".

Maybe it is easier to see the trail when you can see people in it.

Nolan bumped his head on the far side of this hole when he stood up too fast. Ouch!

Gees, aren't we done descending yet?
Looking back up you could see some of the stonework that keeps the trail level.
Once we got to the "hole", we went down about ten steps and continued the descent.

Interesting how the trees grow in the bottom of the canyon where they are in the shade a lot.
...The trail continued to gradually descend and we had to watch our steps no matter how good the scenery got.

..The trail followed the course of a small wash and we looked back up it.

Just some of the beautiful rock formations we saw.

Here the trail is starting to climb.

Look at this dead, twisted tree trunk!

....Oh boy, which way do we go....

The trail to the right lead up a slot to a formation called Two Bridges. It's hard to see in the photo, but two "bridges" go over the trail. This trail dead ends so we actually continued on the left one.
Another tree growing in the canyon.

...We continued to ascend.

...Well I didn't think to take a photo until we were halfway up this portion of the trail but you can see it goes up steeply.

...But I did take a photo back down the trail.

...The formation on the left is Thor's Hammer.

...On the horizon, you can see the mesa called Aquarius Plateau which is 15 miles away. Directly in front of it, you can see the formation called Sinking Ship. It is three miles away.

Looking back down the portion of the trail we just climbed, we could see the formation called The Sentinel.

This is the view of the trail from the top.

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