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Old 05-05-2004, 10:37 PM   #11
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11th April

I wake to find the storm has blown through and there isn’t a cloud in the sky, although it’s not warm… I set off and turn towards Bryce Canyon. Unfortunately, the data card in my camera containing all the early pics of Red Canyon & Bryce, corrupted and (unless I manage to get it to recover the data) the pics are lost…:(

I get in to Bryce Canyon, named for Ebenezer Bryce, who lived by cutting timber on the plateau here in 1875. It is a spectacular location…

…with breathtaking scenery wherever you look…

…it has a natural arch…

…the snow on the slopes shows that it’s not warm. The highest point in the park is over 9000ft, and you really feel the lack of oxygen if you do anything strenuous (like get on and off the bike, for instance :P). I’ll bore you with one more shot…

I leave the park and head off along Highway 12, a ‘Scenic Byway’ which fully lives up to its name. It winds its way through Escalante…

… Boulder (Utah, not Colorado ;))…

…Calf Creek…



…before I end up at Hankville, at the Slick Rock Motel, where I sit out on the verandah and write my journal…

…and share a couple of beers with Russell, a retired software engineer, who comes here every year and tries to get stuck somewhere in the canyons in his 4x4

…today he was unsuccessful - though, looking at the state of his truck, not for lack of trying

All text & original photos Mike Oughton 2004 - 2015

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