Images from Bryce Canyon National Park.

December 12-19, 2002

 

Hoodoos. That's what you'll remember about Bryce Canyon National Park. Named for Ebenezer Bryce, a Mormon carpenter who moved into the area in 1875. He moved to Arizona five years later, but the name stuck. In 1928 Bryce Canyon N.P. was designated by the National Parks service.

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Read more about the manner in which the canyons were formed by clicking on this link.

 

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Differential erosion. The plateau region recieves about 100 inches of snow per year and about 200 days of frost/thaw. The snow thaws, runs into cracks, the freezes at night breaking apart the rock. The four types of rock in the layers erode at different rates creating the fanciful shapes of the hoodoos. Scott captured this view in oil.
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Ponderosa pines and fir-spruce forrest lines the rim of the park. Bryce Canyon N.P. also boasts some of our nation's cleanest air.Scott could probably paint for months in this beautiful park.

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Hoodoos.

 

 

 

 
 
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