At last we make the final descent along the Rim Trail to the campground. It was about 12:30 PM. The hike had taken us about 5 ½ hours. After a brief stop at the campsite, we drove over to the camp store to shower. We’d already checked out the store and knew there weren’t many food options there for us so we headed out refreshed and relaxed to see what the out-of-park late lunch/early dinner options were on Hwy 12.
We were both quite hungry since we hadn’t eaten since our morning lunch on the trail hours before. We stopped at the restaurant at the Bryce Canyon Pines and succumbed to a couple of local beef patty melts and fries. It was a heavy late lunch but we knew we’d be skipping dinner at the lodge tonight and hitting the hay early as is our habit when camping. We did get a couple slices of their famous pie to go though. No reason to miss that just because you’re full