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Oct 29 2021
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Peek-A-Boo Loop TrailSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
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mt98dewTriplogs 1,875
Hiking6.51 Miles 540 AEG
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Wanted to get an early morning hike in before the wife woke up. Decided to take the Tropic trail in from…..the town of Tropic. Super convenient. Literally just up the road from where I was staying. The road to the TH was paved and then dirt and in very good shape.parked the car a little after 7am. Still dark! Dog done day light savings time :lol: Headed up Tropic in the early morning dusk. Just enough light to see by. Very cool to see the Bryce sandstone to be “waking up” to the first rays of light. Early on I saw several features that made me think that I was getting close to the Queen/Navajo trails only to realize that the sandstone hoodoos are more far reaching than I realized. And later on, I realized that these “far reaching hoodoos” are nothing compared to what awaits in the Navajo Trail region. The tropic trail is broad, at least 5 feet wide, and straight. It was very apparent that ATVs had recently gone up this path. Presumably for trail maintenance. About 1.3 miles in, I came upon a connection for the Horse Trail (a trail, which I believe is just for horse riders….rather unique). A little further on there was signage for the Queens Garden (sign had fallen, but was leaning against a tree) and the Navajo Trail. And just past that, a little way up the slope was a sign for the Peek A Boo Loop. My Garmin had me at 1.56 miles to reach this point. I had thought of just doing the Tropic and turning around, but I felt very unfulfilled at this point and wanted more. :pout: The Peek A Boo split at this juncture, with both legs heading up hill. I opted to go clockwise.

Peek A Boo was awesome! :y: Very fulfilling. The trail is very easy to follow and wide enough to accommodate 2 at a time. There is quite a bit of ups and down with some fairly steep sections. But the views were stunning. And the “ups” just hid what was over the horizon until you reached the top. Well worth the climb. Literally had the trail to myself until the very end of the loop. As I was doing the loop I was trying to determine if it mattered which direction you did the loop. Honestly, think that clockwise is the way to go. After Peek A Boo it was an easy walk down Tropic to get back to the car. Loved Peek A Boo. Easy top 5.
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Oct 09 2021
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33 female
 Joined Oct 04 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Peek-A-Boo Loop TrailSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
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WaitingForRainTriplogs 661
Hiking5.50 Miles 540 AEG
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Jun 05 2021
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 Gilbert, AZ
Under-the-Rim Loop, UT 
Under-the-Rim Loop, UT
 
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jacobemerickTriplogs 199
Hiking35.68 Miles 6,689 AEG
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Wanted to stretch the legs and see some new terrain. Friend suggested Bryce Canyon, so drove up on Friday afternoon and set up a hammock just outside the park entrance for a few hours of sleep.

Road Walk
Parked at Farview Point (~10.5 mile) at 3 and headed south. Didn't see a single car on the road and spent much of the walk with no light, enjoying the epic starry skies above. Reached Rainbow Point in 2 hours and treated myself to a quick breakfast as the eastern horizon reddened up.

Under-the-Rim
After a bit of confusion between Bristlecone and connectors in the mostly-dark forest I found the trail and began the steady drop through a burn area. Trail started in great shape, only a few deadfall, and the northern views of the 'rim' were fantastic in the early light. Some cool construction looping around the sandy slopes. At the bottom the forest came back, giant pines and all, and I was further wowed by the area.

The rest of the trail is a roller coaster, about 13 sandy ridges between 100' and 500'. They were pretty crushing - enough of a climb to get the heart pumping, not enough to gain momentum. The campsites were neat, well-signed areas for food storage & prep far from the tent areas, and less than 5 miles between each one. Between the sandy slogs, numerous campsites, and great forest & views, I soon got the hint that a better way to explore this trail would be a leisurely multi-day outing. Yet I was here with no reservation and a daypack, so I pushed on.

Trail maintenance varied a bit. There was deadfall and some overgrowth, and most of the creeks had significant washout sections. The tread was also solid, well-trod reroutes to avoid deadfall, and cairns were built up near the creeks to aid navigation. Either this is still 'early in the season' or the park might be letting this one go a little for a 'rustic' experience.

Views up at the rim were always great. There were few hoodoos that define the northern end of the park, it was mostly pretty colors and sharp cliffs. One area that particularly stood up was after a long, hot climb near Whiteman connector, through an exposed burn area, where I hit a saddle and got an epic view down into Mud Canyon. Amazing. Took a few long breaks to gaze around, watered up at Yellow Canyon, chatted with a few backpackers. Some sprinkles and thunder. Eventually reached the climb out, chugged some water, and powered up to Bryce Point. That final stretch through Hat Shop is fantastical.

Peekaboo / Navajo
Wanted to hike through some of the more 'traditional' terrain, plus get some easy water at Sunset Point, so I headed down Peekaboo. Trail is wide and wasn't that crowded, and the creativity the designers used to wind around the ridges was super cool. Wall of Windows & Cathedral were particularly jaw-dropping. Paused at the bottom to polish off my water before connecting with Navajo, which was more narrow and crowded, so I pushed quick up the switchbacks to finish it off. Wall Street area was interesting but better to look at (from Peekaboo) than to hike through IMO. Reached Sunset Point around 5pm and decided to skip Fairyland Loop.

Road Walk pt 2
Took Rim Trail to Inspiration, bike path to road, then started south on the road. This wasn't a good idea. There was a lot more traffic during the daytime, no shoulder to speak of, and no nearby path. If I could make it the few miles to Swamp Canyon then I planned on dropping back down to Under-the-Rim and scooping back up Whiteman. However, after a mile one of the park rangers drove up to me and offered a ride (likely to avoid a pedestrian - vehicle collision) and I happily jumped in. Along the way she pointed out the Mammoth Fire to the west, whose smoke had been drifting over the park most of the afternoon. Got back to the Jeep with a few hours of daylight left and, while it felt sacrilegious to leave so soon, started on the long drive back to PHX.

This park is spectacular. It really beat me up, though, and I'm not sure if the elevation or the sand was the bigger factor. A North-to-South backpack over a few days, complete with a shuttle plan, is preferable, and I can't wait to take my kids up here.
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[ checklist ] Hat Shop Iron Spring

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Iron Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Steady flow, lots of sludgy mud below.

dry Peekaboo Canyon Dry Dry

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Swamp Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
(didn't actually check, two different backpacking groups verified that the water was there)

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Yellow Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
Steady flow out and down the creek, good taste.
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Jun 06 2020
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36 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Bryce Amphitheater TraverseSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
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HippyTriplogs 649
Hiking7.80 Miles 1,300 AEG
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Two friends from the North Rim came up to camp in the Dixie and visit us at Bryce Canyon NP.
Last night was a full moon so we thought "hey! Let's do a full moon hike!"

The four of us piled in my car and I parked at Sunrise Point, we hiked the 2.7 miles along the Rim Trail from Sunrise Point to Bryce Point. This was almost entirely uphill and kept us warm in the 39° windy evening.
By the time we reached Bryce Point the moon was rising just over the horizon! Perfect timing.
We stared down from the rim and made it onto the Peekaboo trail just as the moon began to light up "The Wall of Windows" above us. The Peekaboo trail is beautiful and fun lots of ups and downs on trail. Some horse poop to contend with but nothing like North Kaibab Trail :lol:

The moon lit up the hoodoos and everything was grey and chalky in color. It was a very alien environment and I understand why a few people suggested I night hike the hoodoos. I think it was a good suggestion.

We only saw two groups of people. The first was a young pair of guys stinking of weed and heading down the Peekaboo trail just ahead of us. We passed like ships in the night.

Once you've reached the end of the upper part of Peekaboo you come to a few junctions one right after the other. The first one we turned left to veer away from the rest of the Peekaboo loop and towards the north part of the Bryce Amphitheatre. The next was also a left and now we were traipsing through a soft creek bottom type area surrounded by Ponderosa Pines and Manzanita.

The final junction we met a group of five folks wandering up in the soft moonlight. We each had a decision to make, they call this junction and it's companion Bench the "Bench of Decisions".

You can exit Wall Street side of Navajo Loop, or It Two Bridges side or you can go an extra few thousand feet overall and complete the "Bryce Amphitheatre Traverse" by exiting via Queen's Garden. We opted to complete the traverse, plus it brought us right back to my car.

Things I learned throughout this hike:

- I need a brighter red light. I ended up walking in front of our group using my dimmest white light setting because my red didn't even reach the ground! There were many points were the moonlight wasn't sufficient to hike in, especially with so much winding downhill.

- I miss night hiking! Haven't done much of it in a hot minute.

- even with the moon up we could make out the Milky Way out here! Sweeeet!

- Ponderosa Pines smell stronger at night, or maybe it's just that our sense of sight is challenged by the dark so our nose kicks in?

Anyway, there you have it. Another Bryce hike checked off my list. What's next?
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Oct 17 2019
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 Joined Nov 16 2010
 Kingman, AZ
Peek-A-Boo Loop TrailSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
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nikorock28Triplogs 982
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,600 AEG
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My first time in Bryce Canyon. I parked at the Point and opted for the Peek a Boo Loop. Nice, wide trail construction, which reminded me of the Bright Angel Trail. Added a few minutes of hiking on one of the connectors off of the loop, then finished up the CCW loop. The mule/horse corral and poop reminded me of the South Rim as well. This was a nice hike, but not sure I will go back to Bryce again. Just a little out of the way and I feel there are better (or just as good, at least) options closer by.
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Sep 03 2019
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 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Navajo Peek-A-Boo, UT 
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LindaAnnTriplogs 1,573
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The kids wanted a shorter hike than originally planned, so I told them that if they woke up early, we'd go to Bryce in the morning, then they could sit around the cabin all afternoon. We did part of Navajo Loop last year, and they loved it, so I decided to tack on a little more this time.

We headed down the Thor's Hammer, Two Bridges side of Navajo Loop, did Peek-A-Boo Loop clockwise, then headed back up the Wall Street side of Navajo Loop. Heading down had a handful of people. Peek A Boo had some people, but not a ton. And going up Wall Street was a complete mob scene, as expected.

Saw one Great Basin Rattler on Peek A Boo. He was sleeping next to some benches under an overhang. I warned some hikers walking by at that moment, and they were appalled that there wasn't a sign there warning them of the snake. I said "Well, he moves around, so they'd have to keep moving the sign..." then decided that there was no point in discussing it further. My son also managed to get bit on the finger by a chipmunk (no broken skin). He said it was the best day of his life.

Very warm on the hike up, but the kids handled it better than at least 95% of the other hikers out there. We saw one person who didn't quite make it to the top, and there were park service employees tending to her. Perfect timing for our finish at noon, there was a good sized storm building, and it let loose about 10 minutes after we finished.
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Oct 25 2017
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 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Bryce Canyon National Park TrailsSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
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trekkin_geckoTriplogs 3,583
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second visit to bryce
started the day with a mile stroll through red canyon
easy to bypass but worth investigating
moved on to sunset point in the park
we did this figure eight last time, along with fairyland and bristlecone loops
picked this one to do again for the variety of trails and views, but fairyland is a good one, too
down queen's garden, the connector to peek-a-boo, up the two bridges part of navajo (saw wall street last time)
great hoodoo scenery and plenty of ups and downs on peek-a-boo
had a snack at inspiration point, scored a cool coffee cup at the visitors center and headed for escalante
stayed in a small cabin at escalante outfitters
they have a gear store and café with wifi, so we spent some time relaxing there
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Sep 20 2017
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 Goodyear, AZ
Bryce Figure 8 Combination, UT 
Bryce Figure 8 Combination, UT
 
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NightstalkerTriplogs 1,147
Hiking7.50 Miles 1,987 AEG
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Started hike about 30 minutes before sunrise from the Sunset parking area. Took the Rim Trail over to Sunrise point which was already crowded with eager beavers looking to catch the morning rays. I caught the sunrise from below the rim on Queen's Garden trail. Took the side trip to see the Queen, but even with my rampant imagination, just saw a pile of rocks. Really didn't see any other hikers until I got on Peek-a-boo (should be Peek-a-horse-poop) trail. Lots of elevation gain and loss on this loop. After completing the loop I headed up the Wall Street side of Navajo Loop, which was absolutely fantastic. Once at the top I dropped down the other side of Navajo Loop to snap some pictures of Thor's Hammer. In my opinion, the best hike in the park. If you only have one day to hike Bryce Canyon, this is the one for you!
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Sep 05 2017
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Bryce Canyon National Park TrailsSouthwest, UT
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I started my trip off at Bryce Canyon. I scored a campsite in the North Campground and got myself situated. I would hike a variety of trails over two days in the park and then move on towards Zion. This is my first time in Bryce.

Navajo Loop / Peakaboo Loop
It was late morning by the time I started this multi-loop hike. I headed down the narrow wall section which I really enjoyed. The trail is in excellent condition as it switches down. All of the trails in the park were in amazing condition. I headed down and then detoured to the Peakaboo Loop. The trail makes a respectable climb and then loops around under Bryce Point. The views are just breathtaking. The formations are incredible and the hoodoos are plentiful. I continued on and took a variety of pics as I completed the loop and started heading for Sunrise Point. I made a quick stop at the Queens Garden and then made the final climb out.

Viewpoints & Misc
I spent the evening with a couple of quick stops at Inspiration Point and Bryce Point. There were lots of people out but it wasn't overly crowded. I also took a shower at the General Store ($3 for 8 minutes and then settled in for the evening in my camp.

Fairyland Loop
On day two, I walked right out of my camp and headed for the Fairlyland Loop. I was planning on doing a counter-clockwise loop and wanted to be done around noon. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this trail. I didn’t do any research. I just had GPS routes to follow. So I headed down and cruised to magnificent views that only got better. I continued down and took the short detour over to Tower Bridge which is an impressive formation. From there the trail makes a solid climb as it wraps its way to the NE towards Fairyland Canyon. This section blew me away. The formations are stunning and the colors are vibrant. Every turn brought a new perspective and I was in heaven. This stretch goes on for several miles and then I started my ascent back to the rim. Once up top I admired the section I just hiked through. It’s one of the most visually stunning sections of trail I’ve ever hiked! I would highly recommend! The rest of the hike along the rim was easy going as I looked down on the area I just hiked. A short time later I walked back into my camp to relax. I have a couple more hikes planned for the afternoon.

Mossy Cave
After taking my lunch in camp, I headed north and drove over to the Mossy Cave Trailhead. This is a short hike with a nice waterfall. There were several cars at the TH when I started hiking. The trail parallels a creek in Water Canyon. I walked over to the Mossy Cave which had a steady trickle of water pouring out. After that I headed over to the waterfall which is solid. It’s roughly 20 ft high and had a solid flow of water coming over. After admiring the waterfall I continued a bit up canyon and then turned around and made the hike out. I wanted to drive to the south end of the park and that would take some time.

Bristlecone Pine Loop
The drive to the south end of the park is very pleasant. It’s just under 20 miles with a variety of viewpoints along the way. I arrived and made a loop around the Bristlecone Pine Loop trail. The going is very easy and there are several viewpoints that look down on the valleys below. I was really glad I spent the time driving down here.

I would return to camp and spend one final night and then move on to NW Zion. I greatly enjoyed my time in Bryce and made good use of the time. This park is stunning and the hiking is easy going with incredible views. I highly recommend Bryce!
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Jun 30 2016
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 Oro Valley, AZ
Navajo LoopSouthwest, UT
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Rolling out of Sunset Campground where we had spent the night, we drove out to Sunset Point and began our hike mid-morning with the masses of tourists. We took the Navajo Loop Trail down Wall Street, where numerous obese and bold squirrels approached us for handouts. I was ecstatic at the opportunity to again visit the national park that I had found so incredible as a 14 year old, and my camera was my constant companion. The air was thick with humidity, with patchy cloud cover. When the sun came out, it was a bit toasty. We did a counter clockwise hike on the Peek-A-Boo Loop Trail, and then returned via the eastern side of the Navajo Loop Trail. Menacing thunderstorm clouds were directly above us as we reached Sunset Point, and a few bolts sent us quickly to Shauna's truck. We roamed the super busy Visitors Center for a few minutes, and then made our way out of the park and north toward I-70 on a lonesome highway. Epic visit, and one of my adult goals realized, by seeing Bryce Canyon again.
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Nov 29 2014
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Peek-A-Boo Loop TrailSouthwest, UT
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May 25 2014
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 Phoenix, AZ
Bryce Canyon National Park TrailsSouthwest, UT
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Peek-A-Boo Loop TrailSouthwest, UT
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Hiking6.40 Miles 540 AEG
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Jun 09 2013
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Queen's Garden TrailSouthwest, UT
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Awesome, with the exception of tooo many people. It was a hot day, used my umbrella.
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Sep 01 2012
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Peek-A-Boo Loop TrailSouthwest, UT
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Be-a-u-ti-ful hike - we coupled it with the Navajo trail(s).
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Jun 30 2012
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Peek-A-Boo Loop TrailSouthwest, UT
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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
Home
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May 25 2012
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Peek-A-Boo Loop TrailSouthwest, UT
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We decided to hike a super loop through the heart of the ampitheater and take advantage of the pre-holiday weekend crowds. Hiked down Wall Street from Sunset Point then connected with the Peekaboo Loop hiking that clockwise. We had to wait until the family with 4 children decided which way they were going then we went the opposite way :) Hiked around Peekaboo and then up Navajo Loop arriving back at Sunset Point. Great hike with lots of hoo-doos and ya-hoos. It was nothing short of spectacular! We could have done without the wind blowing sand with 45+ mph gusts but nothing can take away from this the beauty of this canyon.

I just love Bryce.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Apr 15 2012
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 Joined Jan 05 2012
 Phoenix,AZ
Queen's Garden TrailSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Apr 15 2012
slowandsteadyTriplogs 694
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,530 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles
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It was a brisk 22 degrees as we started down Queen's Garden Trail at Sunrise Point. Bryce Canyon had received almost 12 inches of snow in the previous two days and the trail down was a little icy. The snow just added to the beauty of this place. The group of people walking in front of us, just continued onto the Navajo Trail instead of going a few hundred yards into the Queen's Garden. They missed being just feet from five deer making breakfast of the manzanita.

We took the Navajo over to Peekaboo. The Peekaboo is a three mile loop, and we only saw five other hikers!

Only the Wall Street Side of Navajo was open, so up we went to Sunset Point.

Then it was an easy but breezy walk along the rim back to Sunrise Point.

We were averaging about one mile an hour, as we had to stop every three feet to take pictures and to just take in this awesome place!
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Jul 03 2011
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 Moscow, RU
Navajo LoopSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
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AndreyPTriplogs 284
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,530 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   3 Hrs   35 Mns   1.81 mph
1,530 ft AEG
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Hiked with guys from work. Started from Sunset Point and went down the Wall Street side of Navajo loop while Thors Hammer side was closed. Turned right toward Tropic and hiked the Peek-A-Boo Loop counterclockwise. Oh man, it's a rollercoaster (about 800 ft AEG on 300 ft elevation diff) especially the west side, but with excellent views. Returned to the intersection and took Queen's Garden trail to Sunrise point, got caught by the short but intensive rain on the top. Returned to Sunset Point by Rim trail.
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Aug 24 2010
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 Marana, AZ
Peek-A-Boo Loop TrailSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Aug 24 2010
Jim_HTriplogs 2,005
Hiking5.50 Miles 540 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   2 Hrs      2.75 mph
540 ft AEG
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What a great hike. When combined with the Navajo Loop, this is the best hike to do in Bryce (that I have done). Fantastic scenery!
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