And the last installment of images from our trip. Phew.
When we added Zion into the trip we also added in Bryce Canyon. Well after we decided to stay an extra night camping in Zion that meant we wouldn’t spend the night in Bryce. This actually worked to our advantage because little did we know that night it would snow 3 feet in Bryce over night! That would have sucked for camping! When we got to Bryce the next day the whole park was covered in snow and it was absolutely gorgeous! The Campsite we were supposed to stay at was completely covered in snow and you couldn’t even drive down the road. So glad we decided to stay in Zion, especially since we didn’t have a strong enough cell signal to check the weather for Bryce. 🙂
Hiking in Bryce. We were only in Bryce for a couple hours but it was very worth the side trip!
The contrast of the snow against the red/orange rocks was pretty awesome.
Running shoes are the absolute best shoes for hiking in the show. Not. Surprisingly it was really hot with the sun out and even though it was below 30 degrees it felt a lot warmer!
On the way to Canyonlands.
Our campsite in Dead Horse Park, right outside of Canyonlands.
So fun story. Last year in the Grand Tetons we met Jorge and Becky. They were at the campsite next to ours and we shared a couple meals over the campfire together and suggested hikes and places to eat in Jackson Hole to each other. When we left we exchanged contact info and social media usernames. Over the last year we’ve kept up with them and since they live in Utah we asked if they wanted to join us on our last bit of our trip. We were so excited to see them again and spend a couple days hiking and staying up late catching up. Having friends in other parts of the country is pretty awesome and we can’t wait to meet up with them again on another adventure!
Hiking to the False Kiva in Canyonlands.
Our loyal Prius that we now absolutely love. Since we travel so much, and drive most the trips, we felt it was finally time to trade in our gas guzzling Jeep and get a Hybrid. Boy were we glad we did! On our last road trip we drove 3,900 miles and spent over $1,200 on gas in a suv. On this trip we drove 4,700 miles and only spent $227 on gas. Winning!
Honestly on our last day in Arches we were completely exhausted from driving all over the country and hiking about 8-9 miles a day. We saved Delicate Arch as our last hike and we almost didn’t do it because we were so exhausted. Since it is just a famous arch we decided that we needed to suck it up and just do the straight up hill hike. We were pretty glad we did. 🙂
On our final night of camping the stars were out in full force! I’ve never seen so many stars in my life and even though we just wanted to climb into our sleeping bags and pass out I’m so glad that we took the time to get a few long exposures of the stars.
This was one of favorite shots of the trip. This was the view from our campsite and I loved seeing the rocks lit up by all the campfires! Getting a campsite in Arches is actually pretty hard and Philip was able to get us this amazing spot, probably one of the best campsites we’ve ever had!
After half a month away we were excited to get back home but after just a couple days home we were ready to go out on another adventure!!