5/24/2013

May 23, 2013 Walking Among the Hoodoos - Part 2

We continued onto the connecting path to the Navajo Loop:

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Trees growing in between the hoodoos:

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A nice portion of the connecting trail was in the valley. Beautiful pines:

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We found our third benchmark at the bottom of the Navajo Trail:

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The Navajo Trail was up and up with some great scenery. A change of 521’ in 0.6 miles - and I felt it too!

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Serpentine trail out of the hoodoos:

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And the serpentine trail to the top!

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We are so glad we did this - every turn on the trail had jaw dropping scenery. This is a magical place.

Back home I updated the blogs from the past few days and hopefully I can get them all uploaded.

Another wonderful day in paradise.

Enjoy today.

5 comments:

Denis and Sandy Letendre said...

Never knew what a hoodoo was until we visited Bryce. I agree it is a magical place. ENJOY

Diane said...

Thanks :-))

Diane said...

Thanks :-))

Judy Luke Rinehimer said...

Once again I am in awe of your travel adventures and photos. We are not hikers (wish health staminas were better). When we visited Bryce we only did the driving rim and all the lookouts. Your photos reminds me how much we miss in our travels. I always look forward to your blogs. Thank you for sharing!!!

Diane said...

Thanks Judy and Luke. To be honest, I am not that much of a hiker either - I do the easy rated ones. This one was rated easy to moderate and when we were walking back up, halfway up I was not sure I did the right thing. For now, I will stick by the easy hikes. Hugs to you both.