|At first glance we didn't think the sunrise was going to amount to much. How wrong we were.
|The sun is rising right smack dab over Powell Point on the Table Cliff Plateau. We sure have a hankering to go to Powell Point. We did so only once in 2001. "One of these days" we will get back there again.
|Well, I literally saw the light when the sun popped up over Powell Point. HA! The proverbial light bulb went off.
|I looked to my right and realized the deserted area of Sunset Point was alive with the rays of first light. That's the Navajo Trail switchbacks you see in the photo.
|So I hot-footed it over that-a-way to the back recesses of Bryce Amphitheater.
|What a wonderland awaited. It was very hard to believe there was one one else there but me.
|All types of light at all times of day make great viewing at Bryce. In our opinion the first light of sunrise offers some of the best views. It's such a precious few fleeting moments.
|No matter where you look, there they are--those hoodoos--silent sentries for the centuries.
|The Paiute Indians believe that their early ancestors all lived in Bryce but they were bad and Coyote turned them to stone.
|Nobody knows how many hoodoos populate Bryce.