I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.


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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bristlecone Loop – Bryce Canyon National Park Day 1

After we checked into our room we drove to the end of highway 63 above the Pink Cliffs and walked the 1 mile (1.6 km) Bristlecone Loop trail.
02 View from Bristlecone Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT pano (1024x397)


Jo said...

What an amazing hiking loop, Gaelyn. Thanks for taking me along! I'm amazed at those old firs. Never heard of it before, so I learnt something today. The "eyes" in the cliffs are are brilliant capture. Well done. Blessings and hugs Jo

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Jo has said everything that I was going to say....... Diane

Barb said...

Gaelyn, As you know, I revere these trees. To come upon them is to know you are in the presence of an ancient survivor. Your photos of this trip are spectacular in their depth and color.

Al said...

Great shots of stunning scenery. We have those pines out here too, and it's amazing where they live, and how they can make it through extreme droughts.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

This post is sheer poetry. Stunning visuals with the poetry of your writing and thoughts, Gaelyn. I didn't know about the bristlecone pine but my what grand, sweeping vistas and remarkable trees. Thoreau's quote was certainly right on target - you seem to have been channeling his essence through your post. Wow. What a privilege.

Elettra said...

these pictures are uproarious, congratulations

Nick said...

It doesn't get much better than Bryce. Was there some years ago. Good bloggin'

Janie said...

Great photos, Gaelyn!
The bristlecone loop was one of our first hikes in Utah. I didn't take any photos, so I'm glad to see yours.
Didn't realize that the bristlecones keep their needles for so long. Interesting.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I agree he said it well. I love pine trees. I am not sure what it is about them which makes them special - maybe their wonderful smell.

Those trees sound something like our Baobab Gaelyn. It is nothing for them to be 3000-4000 years old.

Ruth said...

We are very small and insignificant compared to these magnificent canyons and ancient trees. Looks like a very worthwhile place to visit.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You always have such interesting info to go along with your photographs.

Elaine said...

Bryce Canyon is so beautiful. Oh, my, my list of places to go just keeps growing and growing!

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