After the lava hiking, a jaunt up to Bryce Canyon sounded good. Here there are huge hoodoos that populate the canyon and make for spectacular hikes up, down and through.
back to Lava Falls
We got there in good time, and settled into our log cabin about 150 feet from the rim.
Notice the shakes on the roof, and how they undulate. Top notch stuff, and well maintained!
Getting our backpacks on, off we went.
There are trails of varying lengths for everyone, decending from the rim here, and going down amongst the spires and valleys.
Can you see through the window? It gets bigger every year.
We spent a good few hours cruising around various loops and got back up later in the afternoon. Then it was time to think about dinner, and stroll around the rim.
sunny shop window
Pretty soon it was getting dark. Before heading out for a few night pictures, enjoy a nice warm fire and a glass of wine (or two)...
close to rim
...and finishing off our brief visit here, a star pattern through the cool night air.
Reel and Dance
Off to Mahogany Flat and the Panamint Mountains