Bryce Canyon National Park

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May092013

Utah Scenic Byway 12 remote beauty

Utah Scenic Byway 12 is a 124 mile road that traverses one of the last areas of the lower 48 states to be explored, mapped and given place names during the second Powell expedition of the Southwest in 1872. Scenic Byways gives a 3-day itinerary for this 124-mile stretch of road. I made the drive…

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May082013

Ever seen a hoodoo?

Bryce Canyon has the highest concentration of hoodoos in the world. Modern day geologists say these are sandstone structures created by weather and water erosion. Here is the geology of hoodoos from the Bryce Canyon National park webpage. Paiute Indian folklore refers to hoodoos as “The Legend People”. These were the greedy people who used…

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May082013

Initial impressions of Utah

Greetings from Utah. Wow. The desert scenery is captivating. My eyes kept repeating to my head yesterday one simple impression – Wow! The drive on I-15 from Las Vegas to St. George, Utah has some mountain landscapes to admire, but the 40 miles or so through Arizona and the Virgin River Canyon Gorge was the…

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