Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon must be seen from the inside to be truly appreciated. The beautiful colours created from the suns reflections down the slot canyons and amongst the hoodoos and the stark, sudden surprise of seeing a vibrant green pine tree growing from the lifeless rock as you round a corner is a delight for the senses.

The Navajo Loop trail takes you right inside slot canyons

Full moon and well below freezing

On the topic of sensory overload, Bryce Canyon was probably the coldest night we will have on our trip, -8C (17F). Cooking as quickly as we could with the surrounding air trying to freeze our pots we retreated to the relative warmth of the car to eat our meal before bracing ourselves for the rush to the sleeping bags. A particularly good excuse for an after-dinner sortie in the car was the views of a full moon rising over the canyons, heater on full.

Walking amongst the Hoodoos is reminescent of the Pinnacles, Western Australia, only much much larger. The tallest approaching the height of a 10-story building.

I took a photosynth along the Navajo trail, on the other side of the slot canyon where the title photo was taken. Check it out here: Bryce Canyon, Navajo Loop Trail Photosynth.