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Peek-A-Boo Loop TrailSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Jun 30 2012
Hiking6.40 Miles 540 AEG
Hiking6.40 Miles
540 ft AEG
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1st trip
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I hiked the "Figure 8" hoodoo hike as described in the Bryce Canyon National Park Visitors Guide. I started out clockwise down the Queens Garden Trail. I remember some of it from hiking here almost 43 years ago. Then at the Peek-a-boo junction I went counter-clockwise around the Peek-a-Boo Trail. then went up the Wall Street Section of the Navajo Trail. As the Visitor Guide says: "Combine Queens Garden, Peekaboo Loop, and Navajo Trail into one ultimate hike!". Hope to come back in another 43 years to hike it again :y:

Part of a Zion NP - Bryce Canyon NP 5 day weekend. With my friend & trainer Hoem Winn and his 7 year old son Van Lathen (the reason for the McDonald's stops).
27 June 2012 Wednesday
Left Phoenix 0615
Stopped Camp Verde McDonalds
Stopped Cameron (Gas)
Stopped Horseshoe Bend
(this was Longer and sandier than I remembered)
Stopped Glen Canyon Dam
Stopped Mt. Carmel Junction
East Entry Zion
Reanger told us that the Park Campgrounds full.
Model T Rally
Tunnel Wait
1400 Visitor Center - Info showed Watchman availability
Watchman Campground tent loop. Site 16. No Shade. Hot.
Drive to Springdale

28 June 2012 Thursday
Transfer to South Campground
Shuttle to Temple of Sinewava. Two guys from Salt Lake canyoneering Mystery
Riverside Walk to The Narrows. Lots of people outfitted by Zion Outfitters.
Various Stops
Too hot to attempt Angels Landing
Grotto to Kayenta Trail to Middle and Upper Emerald Pools
Shuttle to Springdale
1630 Back to camp
Drive past La Verkin to Hurricane to McDonalds and Lin's Grocery Store on State St (Gas)

29 June 2012 Friday
Drive to Bryce Canyon
Mt. Carmel Junction
Ranger recommended Sunset Campground Loop C.
Chose Site 304
General Store and Lodge
Visited various viewpoints
Sunrise Point for Sunset (oops)

30 June 2012 Saturday
Mossy Cave Junior Ranger Program Volunteer Tracy Cobb
Visitor Center
Figure 8 - out clockwise Queens Garden - brought back memories
Counter Clockwise Peek-a-boo
Met KKRTrek and wife from Ashland
In on Navajo Loop Wall Street section
Back to Camp
General Store for Shower
At Camp - Van Lathen made friends with kids - Michelle (almost 6), Mark, Michael and mother Monica
Dinner - Hoem and Van Lathen to General Store
Alan to Bryce Canyon Lodge - Olesya (Russia) and Anna (Russia)
Black eyed Pea, cilantro, pesto Hummus
Arugula, beets, pinyon nuts, goat cheese, balsamic salad
Bison Steak, white beans, asparagus

01 July 2012 Sunday
Mt. Carmel Junction (Gas)
Kanab to 89A
Jacob Lake
Zuni Fetish for Jessica
North Rim Grand Canyon
Navajo Bridge
Flagstaff McDonalds (Gas)
Hopi Festival Museum of Northern Arizona
Cordes Junction
Anybody can make a hike harder. The real skill comes in making the hike easier.
life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. Andy Rooney
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