As we pulled in closer to the park, we could see the pink granite dome in the distance!
|It really is pink.|
On the website, I'd read that the park can reach full capacity around 10AM (it opens at 8AM), and visitors are often turned away to return after 5PM. On this Christmas day, there were few other visitors and we were able to get in around lazy ten o'clock.
We made our way past the gravel trails and the huge boulders.
|Someone's too cool for the camera|
|Look at the incline|
I finally reached the highest plateau and walked around! It was freezing (the weather forecast told me low 30's plus the altitude? My phone froze, literally).
|Five layers and still red eyes/nose|
|Trees, cacti and algae growing on top, elevation 1825 feet|
|scenic route back down|