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30.1.06

Bryce Canyon is the star of this week's pictures!

25 August is the birthday of the National Park Service. How, pray tell, do I know this? Because on 25 August 1993, my lovely soon-to-be bride rolled up to Bryce Canyon National Park and discovered that entry to the park was free! in celebration of the birthday. Bryce Canyon is a very nifty little park, famous for its weird geology, which takes the form of rock spires called "hoodoos." We zipped around the park (it's pretty small) and then, because entry was free! at every National Park, drove lickety-split over to Zion National Park, and saw that the same day! But that's a Picture Day yet to come ...

Here are the hoodoos. Look on them in amazement!
 
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This is a particularly famous hoodoo called Thor's Hammer. Behold!
 
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We took a hike down into the canyon, and saw some pretty keen stuff. This is a path between two tall rock walls.
 
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Down in the canyon we saw a natural rock bridge. Geology is cooooool!
 
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I just liked this tower of rock with the bright blue sky behind it. The clouds kept coming in a obscuring the sky, so some of the pictures have complete cloud coverage and others, like this, show a brilliant sunny sky.
 
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This is a nice shot of the hoodoos, including Thor's Hammer.
 
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Finally, we have a nice overview of the park. It's a beautiful area. Nice place for some condos!
 
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Southern Utah is way out of the way, but if you can get there, I highly recommend checking out Bryce Canyon and Zion, which we'll see next week. Yes, it's time for a road trip!