Yesterday I spent the day hiking in Bryce National Park in Utah — an experience that was physically taxing and spiritually rejuvenating. Utah is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and this is the gem of Utah. What I did not expect was the heaving snow levels — three feet of snow in many places. I was not exactly prepared for a snow hikes but there was no way that I was going to stay off the trails. I tried various trails and completely two. I made a few miles on two other trails before they became impassable with deep snow. I came back to the hotel wet and cold and wiped out but blissfully happy.
Hiking up mountains in the snow reminded me why snow shoes were invented. However, every turn on the trail revealed stunning scenery and a view that stretched 100 miles or more.
Today I am going to Zion National Park and hope to climb Angel’s Landing unless the ice or snow is a barrier.
Here are some of the pictures from the Bryce hike: