Zion and Bryce National Parks

Today was spent mostly in the car, but that is ok, it was COLD. The higher in the mountains we went the colder it got.  We forgot coats in Kansas City and had jackets.  We piled clothes on and went out anyway.  As we left Zion and got closer to Bryce we started seeing snow on the mountains.  It was beautiful.

Zion National ParkIMG_6958IMG_7002IMG_6947IMG_6953

Now to Bryce Canyon and the HOODOO’S.  No one could tell me how they got their names.IMG_7013IMG_7020IMG_7021IMG_7022IMG_7026IMG_7050IMG_7052

4 thoughts on “Zion and Bryce National Parks

  1. dezertsuz says:

    Oh, how I miss those blue southwestern skies! TN is pale in comparison … when I get to see it at all. LOL It’s been raining so much lately (like right now!) that I’m going to forget blue soon. I love both of those parks. I’ve seen them in all seasons, and there’s no ugly season. Snow looks good there!

    I can tell you what a hoodoo is. You saw lots of them in Bryce. It’s any of those rock formations that are tall and cylindrical (from your height to more than 120 ft.), formed by erosion, and not smooth like a spire. The inside is softer and the outside a harder rock that takes a lot of time to erode – think millions of years. They’re also called fairy chimneys by some. They will eventually disappear as erosion continues, but maybe others will take their places.

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