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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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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My kind of Wall Street, no banks and it’s all uphill

01 Looking down canyon on Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT (759x1024)

After hiking the .7 mile (1.12 km) downhill winding through the fins and hoodoos…

02 Hoodoo view from bottom of Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT (1024x768)

…we found a place a little off trail and across a dry wash to have lunch and enjoy the views looking up.

03 Hoodoo view from Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT (1024x755)

First part of the return hike was easy and took us past many awesome sights.

04 Mike looking into Wall Street Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT pano (651x1024)

Then we came upon the start of “Wall Street,” a narrow crack between the fins to begin our assent.

05 Warning sign at start of Wall Street Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT (1024x753)

And this our warning.

06 Wall Street Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT (768x1024)

Yet I felt surrounded by an ancient serenity.

07 Hoodoo people look down on Wall Street Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT (1024x738)

As the elders looked down upon us, the small.

08 Looking down Wall Street Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT (1024x679)

And many of us walked this trail (some dressed for a casual walk along the NY Wall Street)…

09 Mike coming up Wall Street to arch Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT (1024x760)

…under arches…

10 Hoodoos above Wall Street Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT (1024x768)

…below more of the stone people.

11 Gaelyn taking photo on large rock in Wall Street Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT by Mike (1024x856)

I pause so often to take photos…

12 Looking up Wall Street Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT (1024x768)

…I barely notice the climb as strenuous.

13 Hoodoos tower above Wall Street Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT (882x1024)

Maybe the ancients give me strength.

14 Mike along Wall Street Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT (1024x768)

We neared the top and joined the heads of stone.

15 Looking across the hoodoos & beyond from Wall Street Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT (1024x606)

Mike said he had a stiff neck from all the looking up.

16 Looking down Wall Street Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT (805x1024)

Now we looked back down.

17 View from top of Wall Street Navajo Loop trail Bryce Canyon NP UT (1024x768)

Such a magical and captivating landscape that I want to return and immerse myself amongst these Ancients again.

 18 map of Navajo Loop trail (313x161)

The Navajo Loop trail is only 1.3 miles (2 km) long with a 550 foot (167 m) drop in elevation but it took us four hours to hike and over 1000 photos between us.

12 comments:

Janie said...

Wow, you took a lot of photos, but you got some great ones. Love the comparison with Wall Street. I'd much rather visit the Bryce walls.

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

Over 1000 photos!!! That is going to take some going through. I can though understand it as the scenery and the colour there is magnificent. Diane

dowhatyoulove said...

Wow!! What amazing beauty! I want to be right there with you on that trail. What an amazing loop. When I visited Bryce with my parents, we didn't do any of the trails down into the canyon. I will have to do that one of these days!

Craver Vii said...

It sounds like a great four hours. I can imagine the strain on Mike's neck, though. Those structures are so massive!

blog with no name said...

I should have just taken video, then we could have gotten way more pics off movie maker...

I have seen so much beauty this summer it boggles my mind...

Thanks love!

Jenn Jilks said...

Absolutely amazing. I can depend on you to take me away!

Arija said...

Absolutely spectacular and the colours unmatched. What a wonderful world we live in and we get to see some of it with you as our tour guide. Thank you so much for taking me to places i have longed to see for myself and am now no longer able to visit.

Live . . . Arija

Firefly said...

This place looks like its truly a place of myth, legend and magic. The contrasts are stunning and the formation fantastic. If you had to only discribe it without photos I would never have been able to imagine what it actually looks like.

Bibi said...

So gorgeous...I really have to post one photo of a place here in Serbia that is reminiscent of one of your photos here....gotta remember....

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: That sign was enough for me to turn back. what great views you got because you went on.

Elaine said...

What stunning views! I can see why the Paiutes talked about the Legend People. It makes you understand how very insignificant people really are.

Mark Alan Meader said...

I think you were here just a week before me..
Wall St. was closed from a rock slide last time I was there 2 years ago, and we didn't try to go down that trail this time, but it seems back to normal...
I notice in your following post that you were enjoying the same stormy weather we had last week while staying up on Cedar Mountain.. I guess the storm that clobbered Flagstaff didn't make it up your way or was tempered before it got there.. I could picture your camper swirling up and away like Dorothy in Kansas. I saw pictures huge RVs just ripped to shreds... glad it missed you.
Can't seem to ever make it down to the north Rim when I'm up that way, but we will one of these days.

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