Notes from Nowhere

Bryce Canyon on Horseback

Horseback into Bryce Canyon


Choosing the 3-hour ride over the 1.5 hour ride was an obvious overreach in retrospect. Retrospect began about an hour into the trip. They’d saddled me with lazy, worn out gray and I had to work almost as hard as the horse. (Their stable of horses generally sucked.) By 1.5 hours in, it was all about survival. It was mostly my knees, but I could feel it starting in my back and thighs. By the time it was over, it was all I could do to limp back to my truck, hoping I’d be able to walk at all the following day.

I’m happy to report that walking did happen the next day. On the other hand, it’s 48 hours post ride and I’m still in pain. But…

Bryce is everything everyone’s ever told you it was. Here are some stills followed by a video.

Bryce Canyon Horseback Images

4 Responses to “Bryce Canyon on Horseback”

  1. Yvonne

    Wow! That is so amazing. So clear and present. I would love to hike there. I cant believe some people didn’t wear a hat in that high mountain sun. I pictured you in your bad ass black cowboy hat on that hot dusty trail. I hope I’m not to be disappointed!.
    Happy trails, Mark.
    Yvonne xxxxx

  2. Marco Frazier

    Looks and sounds totally awesome (except for the pain part!) Amazing pictures

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