May 4, 2018 – after spending two nights in a great camp in the Dixie National Forest off of Hwy 12 we are up early to go through Bryce Canyon today!
Bryce is a fairyland of walls/fins, holes/windows, and hoodoos all eroded out of the limestone cliffs from cold weather, rain, and snow. Frost-wedging (where moisture freezes, expands, and forces pieces of the walls or fins to fall away) enlarges cracks in the fins creating holes or windows. As the windows grow their tops eventually collapse which leaves a column. Rain further dissolves the limestone pillars into spires called hoodoos. Who do? We do!! It’s a fascinating glimpse into the ever-changing landscape of this national park.
After soaking up Bryce we head out, going north (on 89 again!!) toward Circleville. We need to find a camp. It’s been a long day!
Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Shawna. The Chiweenie brothers would say hello, but they are fast asleep. Lizard patrol is a serious business, and they need a nap.