Monday, June 4, 2012

Day 2 - Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon is located on a plateau - one of several in SE Utah - that was lifted up many thousands of years ago and is now eroding away.  The plateau was previously the bottom of an inland lake that filled with silt and sediment which eventually compacted into rock.  The layers of rock erode at different rates leaving fantastic patterns and formations.  Hoodoos are the most common site in the park.  These are the strange, multi-colored spires that stand guard over the trails below the rim of the canyon.

Here's a shot I took at Bryce Point:

Aaron and I took a hike from Sunrise Point along the Queen's Garden Trail and then back out of the canyon along the Navajo Loop trail to Sunset Point.  

Here are a couple of shots of Aaron on the trail.

And this formation on the left is Thor's Hammer.

We wrapped up Day 2 with a few moonlight shots from the canyon rim.

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