Camping in Bryce Canyon, June, 2004

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Saturday night's program didn't sound interesting so we opted to build a campfire and have fondue around it. Al stoked up the logs and kept 'em going all night and Ronna made the chocolate for the fondue. It was really fun and we talked late into the night. Sunday morning, Al and Mark took care of breaking down camp so Ronna and I could get just one more hike in: we picked up the Rim Trail near the campground and hiked north to Fairyland Trail Head. It was a short hike (less than two miles), but since it was early in the morning, we saw lizards and deer and lots of birds. It was a neat walk because on our left-hand side was mostly meadow while on our right was the classic Bryce Canyon hoodoos that we expected. The contrast was amazing. We talked and walked and arrived at the trailhead right on time and the guys were there waiting.

Elevation profile of our hike

stunning view

so peaceful
All too soon, we were back in the car and headed for Salt Lake City and the airport. We had breakfast in Panguitch, which was hosting the 1500-foot 9/11 Memorial Quilt as part of their Quilting Festival. Then we played "I Spy" and "Grocery Store" all the way back to the big city. We were all pretty tired and very sad that the weekend was over. Ronna and Mark worked hard to make sure that everything was perfect for me and Al and it certainly was. We'll always have special memories of this trip! Thank you, Ronna and Mark!

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