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. :(