Friday, May 15, 2015
Late Spring Snow at Bryce Canyon
While camping recently near Escalante, Utah, we woke up to rain and very cold weather. We packed up and were driving back to our home, when an increase in the elevation of the road, took us into the evidence of a heavy snow storm. We decided that it would be impressive to see Bryce Canyon in the snow, so we drove directly to the National Park. We were surprised that all the snow we had driven through at lower elevations had almost entirely missed Bryce. At over 8000 feet above sea level, we assumed that there would be even more snow than what we had already seen, but as you can see in this image, all the snow is on the distant mountains and there is almost none on the beautiful spires of Bryce Canyon. For someone who is used to seeing it rain on one side of the street and not on the other, I was not very surprised at the lack of snow.