While I wished I could stay longer to explore more of Bryce Canyon National Park, the weather forecast was to plunge into high winds and a deep freeze, and my propane tank was nearly empty after running the furnace running nearly non-stop for 3 below-freezing nights.
So, I decided to wake up early for a sunrise photo shoot on my final morning. Now savvy enough to know that one should avoid Sunrise Point and Sunrise (and Sunset Point at Sunset) if trying to avoid the mob of other park tourists, I decided to drive down to the next overlook, Inspiration Point.
I got my tripod set up with only a few minutes to spare before sunrise, the clouds were showing some nice color, and I, incredibly, was the only person there!
As the sun came up, a bus load of Japanese tourists rolled in, but thankfully, they all went another direction, leaving spectacular Inspiration Point all to me!
The colors seemed to shift continuously as I kept photographing this same scene--
Apparently, Bryce wanted to save its best for last and make sure my final memories would endure!
Farewell, dear Bryce. I shall return!
When I got back to the campground to pack up, a new family was eagerly waiting to take over the camp site!
Junior’s ears are already as big as Mom’s!
Soon, Millie and I vacated the camp site and were on our way, leaving the mule deer family to strike a pose worthy of a final Travels With Emma shot… THE END!