Thursday Tim and I went to Bryce Canyon. It had been unseasonably cold the whole time we've been in Utah (20-30 degrees colder than normal) but this was the coldest day yet. We were told the scenic route through Escalante was worth the extra few miles, and it might have been, if we could see through the snowstorm. It did clear up by the time we got to an overlook, and we got a great view of Escalante from above, and atop the Devil's Backbone, and it was clear and sunny when we got to Bryce. We had a nice few hours where it was quite pleasant, and we hiked around a bit. It wasn't windy at all, which made it feel warmer than some other days in the 50s. Tim bought a patch showing this last particular formation, with a raven on it. When we found the formation, we also found the raven. He was quite sociable.
In the afternoon, however, the snow came back and visibility really dropped over the canyon, so we headed to our campsite.
I also wanted to post a few more photos of scenery and desert flowers that I couldn't before, because of slow wifi.