Since we were so close to Bryce Canyon we decided to spend another night at Kodachrome to take a hike in the national park. Mark and Bobbie inquired at the coffee shop in Tropic and found if you head west on Bryce Way (right in town), at the end of the road is the trailhead for the Tropic Trail, which enters on the eastern border of the park. Interesting that there is no sign and no entrance fee. It almost felt like we were sneaking in the back door.
The trail is a gradual climb of 600’ through the Bryce Wilderness (we finally came to a sign), and along the way we were getting glimpses above the trees of what was to come. We were all alone on the trail except for large amounts of horse poop.
After 1.8 miles we came to the junction of the 3 mile Peek-A-Boo trail and decided to go right. It really wouldn’t make any difference which way you do the loop, as we soon encountered others going both directions, and it was ups and downs the entire way.
Now this is what we came to see. Although we had all been here before, the scenery was just as fascinating as the first time.
It took us about 4 hours to do this hike since we stopped frequently for photo-ops, and once for lunch.
Even the outhouse was scenic.
A short geology lesson.
Besides windows, we thought we saw the shapes of faces, animals, chess pieces, ancient buildings, gnomes, lamp finials, and even electric toothbrushes in the rock formations. Maybe all this hiking is affecting our brains.
Or is all this fresh air just stimulating our imaginations? Doesn’t matter, it was another fine day on the trail.