Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Hoodos at Bryce Cast Their Spell"

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.

1 comment:

  1. Nice photos. You live in a starkly beautiful area of the country.