Friday, September 4, 2009

Bryce National Park

Nowhere else on earth is there a place like Bryce National Park. I dare you to stand on the rim of the canyon and not be moved to tears. This is what happened to me the first time I visited Bryce in 2002. The vibrant colors of the hoodoos and pinnacles and the wide open clear blue sky are like something out of a fairy tale.

Not really a canyon, but an amphitheater, it is actually the high frequency of freezing and thawing that causes such unique formations in the sandstone. Hike along the rim for stunning vistas, but descending into to the canyon for views of the hoodoos up close and against the blue sky is the best view of all.

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