Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hoodoo Mecca

A hoodoo is a pillar of rock, usually of fantastic shape, left by erosion, or a place to cast a spell. As we hiked several paths into the canyon at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah we were thrust into an imaginary world of palaces, monarchs, comedy, and intrigue.
We noticed that the distinctive pinkish peach, limestone rock is much softer than the previous stone vistas we have visited. One can see clear evidence of the fragility of these pillars and their vulnerability to the assaults of water and frost. The canyon is shaped like an amphitheater, and the valley below, with its expanse of pine, is its attentive admirer.