leaving Lake Powell and Glen Canyon, we
then went to Kanab, Utah, where we spent the night. The following
morning, we travelled to Bryce Canyon. The spectacular vistas at
Bryce Canyon are marked by vertical pillars of rock, or hoodoos,
that have been carved into the cliffs by erosion, as seen in the
picture above. The hoodoos form when water enters vertical cracks in
the rock and freezes, splitting the rock.
This picture shows some of the
colorful sandstone formations in Bryce Canyon. An idea of the size of
these formations can be obtained by comparing them to the hikers in
While at Bryce Canyon, we stopped
at Sunset Point. While there, I ventured a little way down the Navajo
Loop Trail, where I took this picture showing an array of hoodoos. At
the center of the picture is a formation called Thor's Hammer, which
features a wide caprock supported by a slender sandstone stalk.
While approaching Inspiration
Point, we are greeted by a friendly rock squirrel standing on the
fence along the path. Behind him, the walls of the canyon can be seen
in the distance.
My mother Charlie Jo and I at
This picture was taken at
Inspiration Point. The canyon wall,
and the hoodoos therein, can be seen behind us.
After leaving Bryce Canyon, we next went to Zion National Park.
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