The Queen’s Garden

Queens Garden Trail to Wall Street
(2.9 miles, +600/-600 feet).

Okay, let’s face it.  I tried to kill my own mother yesterday.  She did great, but today we thought we would try something a little more tranquilo.

We began the day early at Sunrise Point, which, as it turns out, is aptly named.

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Sunrise at Sunrise Point

We then quickly started our descent on the Queens Garden Trail hoping to get a little bit ahead of the national park crowds.

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Better follow the rules
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Zora cruises below the hoodoos
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First light on the canyon
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Wow
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Through the hoodoo

We made it down to the Queens Garden by about 8am.  This part has a line of hoodoos that look like royalty, I guess.

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“Queen Victoria” is the hoodoo at the top left
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Shadow selfie in the garden

Soon we hit the intersection for the Navajo Loop and we headed up towards the infamous “Wall Street.”

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Turn to the right
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Hopping along the trail

Wall Street is an incredibly deep, relatively narrow, and extremely steep canyon.  It’s kind of hard to capture in photos since it’s really about how it feels to be surrounded by the towering walls.

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View up Wall Street
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View down Wall Street

By 9:30am we were back at the rim, where the morning light continued to dance on the canyon below.

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Made it!
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So beautiful
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