Amazing Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon

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Bryce Canyon is a small national park found in Utah. Its not exactly a canyon, but it consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters with different beautiful colors and bizarre shapes such as a "hoodoo."

At first I wasn’t too excited to go because I have already been to the Grand Canyon and well…. what other canyon can beat that?? The moment I stepped out of the car, felt the cool wind, smelled the fresh air, and saw the truly beautiful view, I knew I judged poorly! Bryce Canyon, small as it is, compared to the Grand Canyon, was AMAZING! Breath-taking!! Absolutely worth the long trip!!

In fact, in its own way, Bryce Canyon was better than Grand Canyon. Because it was small, everything was up-close and HUGE. It was as if you could touch the rock formations… or jump from hoodoo to hoodoo!

Hoodoos are formed when ice and rainwater wear away the weak limestone and they end up with a tall stem-like shape with a head on top. I find them very cute and interesting since they seem like a group of frozen people standing around!

Since we went here at the end of October, it was very cold (0 degrees Celsius)! It was torture to wait for the sun to set because my hands were already frozen before I could shoot and wind the film! Even though I wasn’t able to take decent long exposures, I immensely enjoyed the view as the skies turned from blue to orange to pink to purple. A week after we went to Bryce Canyon, snow fell and you can just imagine the rock formations under a blanket of thick white snow — beautiful!

The best part about Bryce Canyon National Park is the great outdoors! There are actually trails that gets you really up close to the hoodoos, trails that are 5 feet wide with no rails!!! I wish I had my hiking friends with me because my parents surely were not up to the adventure. :(

written by ak47lomogurl on 2010-03-19 in #world #locations

18 Comments

  1. day3hugger
    day3hugger ·

    aww i would have hiked with you!! ohh my god this is one of my fave places in the world!! it is like wonderland

  2. day3hugger
    day3hugger ·

    ohh shit, this just reminds me that i have not uploaded my bryce canyon shots form a year ago! lol

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    beautiful place and gallery! :)

  4. paramir
    paramir ·

    wow. beautiful gallery, and appetizing text... I love nr 10

  5. ak47lomogurl
    ak47lomogurl ·

    @day3hugger Yes!! Let's hike!!!! I;m not sure when I'm coming back though hahaha I'll be coming all the way from the Philippines :) Go upload your pics now!

  6. ak47lomogurl
    ak47lomogurl ·

    @vicuna thank you :D velvia really rocked bryce canyon hhahahaha!

  7. ak47lomogurl
    ak47lomogurl ·

    @parammir thank you :)

  8. satomi
    satomi ·

    I've been wanted to go there, but now, I do even more thanks to your beautiful shots...

  9. ak47lomogurl
    ak47lomogurl ·

    @satomi you must deffinitely go!!!! and go do the trails! i missed out on those! I bet the pictures will be amazing! :D you can practically hug a hoodoo!!!! hahaha

  10. stouf
    stouf ·

    Incredible shots ! Congrats !

  11. disdis
    disdis ·

    I have no words....

  12. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    wow, amazing shots, and a raven :))

  13. ceduxi0n
    ceduxi0n ·

    KARA! Let me know when you go again. I'll impose my presence again and your parents are gonna be all "what's she doing here?" again hahaha.

  14. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Wow ! Your pics are absolutely gorgeous ! Thanks for sharing !

  15. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    wonderful shots!

  16. slushy
    slushy ·

    I was there a couple of months ago-- you're right, you'll need to go back for that hike. It's relatively short but probably the coolest one i've ever been on

  17. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    wWOW great place...a road runner scenario...

  18. ak47lomogurl
    ak47lomogurl ·

    @stouf @disdis @fash_on @azurblue @-a-l-b-e-r-t-o- @leela_dark thank you :) i appreciate your comments!
    @slushy oh wow im so envious!!!!! next time im definitely not gonna pass up the opportunity!
    @ceduxi0n iz youre ALWAYS welcome hahaha miss you!

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