Bryce Canyon

Tue, Oct 12, 2016

If you’ve ever been here before, then you know what a treat it is.  Hoodoos, spires, arches, it’s all here.

During the uplift of the Colorado Plateau, vertical cracks were created in the sandstone.  Subsequent erosion via ‘frost wedging’ removed the softer sandstone leaving the beautiful shapes you see here.  This particular shot was from the lookout at Bryce Point and is only a small part of the park.

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Here’s a 100% crop to give you an idea of the size of the spires as many are taller than the trees.

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Here’s another section showing the trails.  Too bad dogs aren’t allowed so Carol and I didn’t venture down into the amphitheater.  Looks ideal for a trail run, no?

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Finally one of the big arches.

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