Monday, November 7, 2011

Winter White Bryce

We had a long day of traveling on the road and trails before we actually made it to Bryce. We spent Sunday morning hiking out 7 miles from Cottonwood Campground to the North Rim. It had rained on us the night before and we were expecting to see lots of snow whenever we made it to the North Rim. The North Rim Trail was a steady incline with 4161 feet of elevation change. It got progressively colder as we got higher and higher in the canyon, gradually getting closer and closer to the North Rim. We eventually reached a point on our hike to where we started to feel it snowing. It was so beautiful to stop along the trail and enjoy seeing the winter white snow gather in the valley of the canyons. The pure bright white color of snow stood in contrast against the natural raw/dirty colors within the rock layers.

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