The Navajo Trail, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah:  12 July 2006

    Long steep switchbacks take you down among the fins that fill the northern half of the Bryce bowl.  [28 photos]

Starting down the trail

Gaps in the fin

Thor's Hammer

Thor's Hammer (and his Hammerettes)

The classic view of Thor's Hammer

The trail begins its descent

The switchbacks. Those trees are well over 100 feet tall

A look up at the tall, weird walls

The tree mimics the spire, or vice versa

Two Bridges span the gap

Looking back up the switchbacks. It's a good climb.

One more view of Thor's Hammer

This half of the loop trail was closed due to a May rockslide

A look through the Window at the bowl