Foggy Day in Bryce Canyon National Park

After amazing Arches National Park, I was very excited to get to Bryce Canyon- a new national park for me! However I was quickly let down because of the weather. The cold and wind are not a big deal but fog that makes viewing nature impossible can really screw up your day.

Our one good photo of the day from Sunset Point:

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Hoodoos are awesome! Erosion is awesome!

Natural Bridge:

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We drove into Bryce Canyon National Park in the late afternoon, secured a campsite, and went for the scenic drive to Rainbow and Yovimpa Point. It was a total bust- such terrible visibility.

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We decided to hike around up there just to get out of the car for a bit when a squirrel decided we were the enemy and started throwing nuts at us- for real!!! It was crazy- we were just walking along the path and a squirrel started shrieking and pelting us with nuts.

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The fog never cleared although we tried to make the best of it. That night at North Campground it poured rain. But somehow I managed to sleep for 12 hours, apparently the rain lulls me to sleep for long periods of time.

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Unfortunately the weather was even worse the next day and most of the hiking trails were closed due to a flash flood threat, so we cut our losses and drove towards Zion National Park, a few hours away, hoping for better weather.

But all we hit were huge storms. The storms were the remnants of a hurricane that hit Baja California a few days earlier so the rain, wind, and eventually snow were abundant. Eventually we found a medium sized city, ate some sushi burritos (I love sushi burritos!), and checked into a nice, warm, and dry hotel for the night. #wecheated

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Reader Question: Have you ever wimped out on a camping trip? Was it due to weather or something else?

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2 Responses

  1. Chaitali says:

    Sounds like you hit a string of bad luck. That story about the squirrel is crazy! I would totally have checked into a hotel too after all of that. I hope things cleared up quickly 🙂

  2. Wow! I need to see this! Looks stunning!

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