Our travel these days is through our photos ... enjoying reliving our January trip to Bryce Canyon National Park as spring comes to the Carolinas that we call home. #brycecanyonnps_gov
17 28130 March, 2020
Ezra and I decided we are going to go on a virtual spring break road trip through 5 national parks!! He got to sit down and look at Mommy And Daddy’s Wedding/Honeymoon photo album and that’s how we came up with the idea! We are recreating our awesome trip, just from home this time! Getting him excited to do it in person someday soon!
Today’s park is #canyonlandsnps
Around me a world in continuous motion. Conflicts rage, whether based on fiery political disagreements or actual warfare where men, women and children by the millions are forced out of their homes and struggle to survive one more day. What can I do in a world that all around me seems to have chosen to embrace madness?
A zen proverb says "Let go or be dragged." I can let go and refuse to be dragged into the vortex of ignorance. I can think. I can embrace my fellow human being and strive not to judge. I can be there for the fallen and break bread with my neighbor or friend. I can choose to be a light in shadow. I can project something from inside that nobody but me can control..calm. I can be an island surrounded by a violent ocean and perhaps someone lost will find my shores. I can choose to be...still. #landscape#black_white#BryceCanyonNPS # #travel photography #lightlandmag#only_in_utah#fuji_xt2#fujifilm_us#zen#_fujilove#winter # #bnw_landscape # #gallery_legit#bnw_photography#bnw .minimilism #brycecanyonnps_gov
3 6729 February, 2020
Clouds drift over the hoodos of Bryce Canyon as a lone tree gives thanks to the heavens...hands and sky.
Bryce Canyon was such an amazing and beautiful park to visit over my holiday break! On the last morning of my trip I got to experience this beautiful sunrise before I began the long drive back home. What a wonderful way to end the trip!
5 7510 January, 2020
A winter sunrise view of Bryce Canyon National Park’s hoodoos.
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It’s actually not a real canyon... but a beautiful collection of natural rocks in so many different shapes in red, orange and white colours! 🧡 .
We were so impressed by the beauty of Bryce! We drove the scenic drive with our RV, there are several stops for viewpoints and hiking trails. We stayed at Ruby's Inn RV park which was very cold because of the height. We were told that it freezes 200 days in a year (at night 🌙). Be prepared! 🥶
There are moments in Bryce Canyon NP when it doesn’t even feel like a real place as the landscape doesn’t seem possible. Everyone should spend some time exploring here; it’s good for the soul.
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As much as I LOVE living in the city, I often find myself day dreaming about open spaces out West. I’ve talked about this park before, but Bryce Canyon National Park truly captured my heart a few years ago. I’d never seen anything quite like this before. Hiking past the hoodoos was an experience I’ll never forget & I hope to get back out to Utah sometime soon.
I’m feeling the love for Bryce Canyon on this Monday morning so I’m gonna share a few fun facts:
🗺 Bryce Canyon National Monument was established on June 8, 1923.
👟 On June 7, 1924 the name was changed to Utah National Park. On Feb 25,1928 it was renamed to Bryce Canyon National Park.
🌲 Archeologists estimate that people have been in Bryce Canyon for 10,000 years. Due to the harsh conditions, historians don’t think people ever settled in the area. But, Native Americans likely hunted throughout the region that is now Bryce Canyon National Park.
📷 Bryce Canyon is actually not a Canyon. It is really a natural amphitheater.
Have you been to Bryce Canyon National Park? If not, have you visited any other National Parks?
Hoodoos are amazing structures and takes millions of years in the making. Little by little, each hoodoo has been slowly carved out, leaving only the rock structure standing where much more land once stood.
Erosion is responsible for the creation of hoodoos. This means that, rather than being the result of deposits or buildup over many years, they are actually the result of things being taken away. Every #hoodoo began as a larger land formation, like a plateau. As the years go by, this land formation is slowly chipped away. Rain, snow melt, and the wind all work on the land, taking away rock, silt, sand, and other debris slowly. The resulting formation is a tall spire with all the excess soft material washed away. (Canyonrides.com)