Bryce - Kodachrome Basin State Park
5.8 avg. speed
611 ft ascent 2266 ft descent
Since it was a short day, we were all lazy about getting going. It was a very cold morning & we had a pretty big descent to go down so no one was in a rush. Chill wind would have been too severe. But as it turned out, I didn't go downhill that quickly. There was too much wonderful sceery to look at so I stopped a lot. Stopped to do a short hike to Mossy Cave & Falls. There were some hoodoos too, but not nearly as many as in Bryce.
I caught up to Dave & Rob Jones in Tropic. They had just finished their second breakfast while I was only there for water and a restroom. I did end up buying some snacks in the store though. When I got out to my bike, Cheryl was sitting there eating a Subway sandwich.. All 4 of us took off together but I soon spotted a pioneer museum and broke from the pack. Turned out it wasn't open.
It was a very nice ride. I took my time being a tourist. I found a sandal on the side of the road and thought it was Randy's so I strapped it to the bike. I took it all the way to camp but it wasn't his after all. Oh well.
Got to the turnoff for Kodachrome. The Escalante Staircase National Monument visitors' center was there. I went in but it really isn't much to look at. I took a back road and found the city hall building. It had 3 apple trees. They were dropping apples so I grabbed some for the group and threw them in my handlebar bag.
I came across Rob & Dave who wasfixing a flat. They still got to camp before me though.
I went for the nature walk, then did the Grand Parade hike as well. Dinner was another group thing. We all had to carry two items in for it. I carried a box of no bake cheesecake and a can of mixed veggies. Dinner was reay by the time I got back. Some kind of soup. It was good. Dessert was a vanilla cheesecake and a chocolate one. We ate very well tonight!
Had a shower, washed my dishes & clothes. Then it was time to head to the star show. Wegot to look at a ring nebula, Jupiter & 3 of its moons, M-82 - the cigar galaxy, and a star cluster in Hercules. The night was getting pretty chilly at that point so I left.
It's 10 now. I'm exhausted. Good nigh!
Only antelope sighting