August 31, 2011

Roadtrip, Part 6, Navajo to Peekaboo

Please forgive me for splitting our mere 4-hour hike into several days' posts. I took nearly 1000 (!!) pictures in Bryce Canyon, and I LOVE 89.5% of them; thus I'm finding it difficult to strike a balance between sharing the overwhelming beauty of this National Park, while not overwhelming myself with the editing & posting ;-). Yesterday's post was the easy, flat Rim Trail portion of the hike. Today's post is the super-easy downhill portion of Navajo Loop and then transitioning into the uphill trek via Peekaboo Trail.

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along the navajo

Right about here is when our uphill trek began ... uphill at 7500+ feet elevation. Oy.

navajo to peekaboo

Yet another 90-second slideshow (and yes, that is a large rattler!) ...



Next up, the rest of the portion of Peekaboo Loop that we climbed.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your work, Susan! These are amazing photos and the slide show goes really fast. Can I make a tiny suggestion to slow them down and pick a slower tempo piece of music (maybe Navajo flute or something that matches the earth energy of the site?) to really get the sense of this special place. I hope to visit someday, so thanks for sharing!

Skeller said...

Anon - for sure, GO! it's spectacular!! Much as I love the idea of using Navajo flute & a slower pace, [don't laugh:] I have the photos cycling quickly to get the slideshow under Flickr's 90 second requirement :-}.

tracey said...

uh hi big rattle snake!
And I would have taken 1000 pictures as well! I don't blame you. What an amazingly beautiful spot on God's green earth.
Loving the wide angle shots too.
Beautiful Susan!
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Adrienne in Ohio said...

Gorgeous! Would you believe that after we got all the way there, my kids would not go hiking with me? (We'd been walking a few other places the day before.) So I had to be content with photographing from the overlooks. I am so going back there someday!

Skeller said...

Thanks, Tracey! Wide angle is a total requisite for natl parks!

Adrienne - I would believe it! Last year we only saw Bryce from the top - it's pretty spectacular from there, too :-).

Tracy P. said...

Love it all!

Anita Johnson said...

Well, I've run out of things to say. Amazing beauty. Amazing photos!

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

So beautiful. They just say, wish you were here'. And I wish I was there. :)