A week from now I’ll be in UTAH, frolicking around the desert and doing all the things that life in the big city does not afford: hiking, star gazing, climbing real rock. The plan is to fly into Salt Lake City and head down to Canyonlands and Arches, though there is definitely a part of me that is drawn to Zion and Bryce, which I visited 4 years ago and didn’t see nearly enough of.
I loved Bryce Canyon even more than anticipated. Its size is manageable – you don’t feel overwhelmed by countless hiking opportunities, or like you’ll never see the whole park. We hiked the Navajo/Queens Garden Loop after a light dusting of snow from the previous night. The best part was that we didn’t have to negotiate any snow while on the trail, but still got to enjoy the way it altered our vistas along the way. Bright orange rock, deep blue sky, glistening white snow – an aesthetically pleasing contrast of color, for sure!