A hoodoo (also called a tent rock, fairy chimney, and earth pyramid) is a tall, thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland. Hoodoos, which can range from 5-150 feet tall (1.5-45 meters), typically consist of relatively soft rock topped by harder, less easily eroded stone that protects each column from the elements. They generally form within sedimentary rock and volcanic rock formations.
The Lenster and I drove up (from LV) to beautiful, mesmorizing, BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. It is a scientist's laboratory and a child's playground and about a 4.5 hours drive from LV.
This park has lots of Hoodoos because they are found mainly in the desert in dry, hot areas. They appear to have a "totem pole-shaped body."
Hoodoos range in size from that of an average human to heights exceeding a 10-story building. Hoodoo shapes are affected by the erosional patterns of alternating hard and softer rock layers. Minerals deposited within different rock types cause hoodoos to have different colors throughout their height.
I know how it can get boring looking at pictures of inanimate objects ...but, no apologies.....this place was stunning.
Bryce was formed when ice and rainwater wore away the weak limestone that makes up the Claron Formation. Evolution at work !!
We drove the full perimeter of the canyon. It had lots of stop and view points to take pictures.
and I take LOTS of pictures !
Even the creatures like the scenery !
you're NOT supposed to feed any wildlife but we snuck him a few pistachios !!!
Climbing...Not so much !!!! You would have thought I'd learned my lesson in South America...!! I am NOT a climber ! More like a schlepper!..but, that being said, it was kind of cool to reach 9115 feet...almost as high as when we did Macchu Picchu.
The canyon has not been without fire dangers
and amazing lookout points..yes..that's the Lenster
Lenny was also excited to run into bikers on their way to a motorcycle rally..he made instant friends.
It was an amazing day, which ended with a beautiful night
and tomorrow we're off to Zion National Park.