As written in a U.S. Department of Interior brochure, Bryce is best known for the Hoodoos that cast their spell across the park. As stated in their brochure, a Hoodoo is a pillar of rock, usually of fantastic shape, left by erosion over much time. According to geologists, 10 million years ago forces within the Earth created and then moved the massive block known as the Table Cliff and Paunsaugunt plateaus. Rock layers on Table Cliff now tower 2,000 feet above their corresponding layers on the Paunsaugunt. Ancient rivers carved the tops and exposed the edges of these blocks, removing some layers and sculpting formations in others.
In the photos below, I have tried to capture the beauty of this land, all part of Bryce National Park in southwestern Utah.
In the days and weeks to come, it is my intent to post photos and share my many rich and fulfilling Arizona experiences. Hopefully, this blog will engender and create an interest on the part of the reader to know more about the diversity of the "Grand Canyon State" and possibly visit. (November 23rd, 2009)
I was born and raised in the cold country of Minnesota. After spending thirty seven years in education, retirement in Arizona was my answer. Today, my interests and passions include traveling, playing tennis and being with my grandchildren.