BRYCE CANYON – PEEKABOO & QUEEN’S GARDEN TRAILS

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Hiking the Peekaboo Loop Trail

and then the Queen’s Garden Trail

in Bryce Canyon

 

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After hiking and driving along the Bryce Canyon rim and taking the Navajo Loop Trail, we returned the next day to hike from Bryce Point along the upper Peekaboo Loop Trail and on via the Queen’s Garden Trail to Sunrise Point.

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That’s Ed in the pink shirt and the enormous fanny pack carrying most of our water supply and our lunch.  You’ll be seeing a lot of the back of him as I tend to fall behind while I take my many many photos.

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See the opening center left?

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Let’s zoom in a little closer…

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We’ll be going through there ourselves in a little while…

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First view of the Wall of Windows:

 

 

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We make our way to a lower level…

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… allowing for new perspectives on just photographed structures:

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That hoodoo looks like an alligator hand puppet to me:

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The trail keeps going up and down…

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How did these hoodoos come to be again?

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Another steep and winding road…

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A walk into the tunnel and out the other side:

(Please excuse my heavy breathing while I hold the camera too close to my nose as I walk through the tunnel.)

 

 

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See Jigsaw’s face?  Or maybe it’s a gremlin?  Look closer…

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Closer…

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There he is … eek!

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That view above; let’s zoom in closer…

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… and closer

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Let’s zoom in closer to these hoodoos.  The one to the right looks like a Henry Moore.

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Another Henry Moore:

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The Queen’s Garden Trail is named after a hoodoo 19th century visistors likened to Queen Victoria.

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The view of the hoodoo that most reflects the Victorian silhouette is now off limits to visitors, so my photo will be from a less royal revealing angle.

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To the left, the Olympic Torch:

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Raise that fist!

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Finally we emerged from the Queen’s Garden Trail back onto the rim for some final panorama views of Bryce Canyon.

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About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 30 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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