August 30th, 2013 – Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

We went to Leslie’s favorite park today (although she thinks all of them are beautiful) Bryce Canyon National Park.  The rain found us again today, so no hikes because of all the lightning, but we did get a few pictures of the hoodoos.  Hopefully the weather will be better tomorrow.

On the way out we got to see a real life wildlife show.  We came across a herd of pronghorns and the male was trying to mate.  Bless his heart he had his problems and was ultimately rebuffed by three females.  We spared you the pictures of the actual act, but there is a picture of him after he was rejected.  Doesn’t he look sad? We also got a chance to get a close up picture of one of the younger males in the herd.

Lesson for the day – Despite its name, Bryce Canyon is not a canyon but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau.  Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks.  The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet.

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One thought on “August 30th, 2013 – Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

  1. Judy

    Thanks for showing us the ‘hoodoos’…. and sparing us the other. I had never heard of pronghorns until we were on our recent trip. The tour director pointed one out to us one day while we were riding down the highway.

    I loved the picture with the yellow flowers in the foreground. I think I will ‘save’ it and maybe use it as a screen picture… beautiful!

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