The drive up was the steepest & longest I've driven so far - about 20 miles of switchbacks climbing 5,000 ft.
The view and the high altitude air takes your breath away.
We were above the tree line and saw snow in many places.
We drove Scenic UT 12 from Cedar Breaks to Bryce Canyon and went through...
Bryce is also a series of amphitheaters eroded from the cliff face.
3 standing figures
the rocks were taking on an orange glow. Unfortunately we couldn't stay.
We went drove through some of the most spectacular/ white knuckle driving on our way to Torrey,UT.
to the top of a plateau for this view.
We could see where we were heading, a ridge called "the hogback" where the road runs along the exact crest of the ridge for about a 1/2 mile with a 1500' drop on both sides of the road. I drove straight down the double line - of course no shoulders or guard rails.
herds of cattle in the middle of the road - open range. Wanda kept saying she was writing a letter to the Gov. about the danger of cows at 10,000 ft.
As the sun was setting, the colors of the rocks began to change to more subtle shades.
The shape sure looks familiar, Le Petit Teton. We got off the mountain & into Torrey just as the sun was setting.