Bryce Canyon National Park

 

All of the parks that I have visited on this trip and on earlier trips are spectacular each in their own way, but Bryce Canyon one could say is unique -- its very image is startling.   It is so because of the “hoodoos” that lines the walls and floor of this amazing canyon.   Hoodoos are pillars of sandstone rock with the most distinctive shapes and sizes.  The hoodoos are constantly eroding and their shapes ever changing by the environmental effects of wind, water and temperature as they do in other parks, but here each change is seen as a new sculpture. 

        What we see today we may not have seen yesterday and most certainly will not see tomorrow.   As the earth surface rose by the huge forces below and over time, water erosion wore away the surface exposing ridges, and then fins were formed and with time pinnacles and spires became the hoodoos, as we refer to them today. 

        Archeologists found few artifacts in this region of the park which adds credibility to any fact that people had ever lived here other than possibly in the lower regions of canyon.  The pictures illustrate the formations known as hoodoos and the dunes that evolved from the changing sandstone shapes and the scenes along the trails that we hiked.  

I did not see the presence of wild flowers in the park area that we hiked.