Day Six ~ Hoodoos ~

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Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon.

Blessed with another beautiful day.  Thankfully, we managed to get into the park before the tour buses.  The early morning sun reflecting off the colored rock was a sight to behold.   The four of us were alone and enjoying the solitude.   We had decided the night before to get into the park early and then go back to our room to check out.  It was the best plan yet! 

The morning was cool and refreshing.  Mr. Sun was a ball of orange and pink as he started his climb into our side of the world.  We parked our bikes next to the curb and quickly made our way out to the viewing station.  WOW!  Unusual rock formations in every shade of orange and pink were set down inside the canyon just for our enjoyment.

Jerry enjoying the view.
   I found myself thinking about the sheer time it took for the rain and elements to carve these sculptures.  Eons, I suppose.  And they won't be here forever.  They are crumbling and breaking down a little at a time.  But they are here for us now.  Another example of being in the right place at the right time.

The loop through the park offers many pull-outs for snapshot opportunities.   The road is high atop the canyon rim, level, and an easy ride.  We were able to see most everything in about two hours.  Then it was back to our room, breakfast, and we were gone again.   Nothing in front of us but the open road. 

Traveling on our bikes lets us feel our surroundings.  That might be a good thing or a bad thing.  But that is all part of the experience and we learn something new with every turn in the road.  Today was to be another wonderful day.  

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Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon.
Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon.
Jerry enjoying the view.
Jerry enjoying the view.
Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon.
Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon.
Mule deer giving us a hard look.
Mule deer giving us a hard look.
A word of caution ...
A word of caution ...
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photo by: aswold