Joe and Nancy

Joe and Nancy
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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

This is our second trip to this magnificent national treasure.  We are just in awe of this natural geological wonder, exceeded perhaps only by the Grand Canyon. These pics really need little commentary, so I will just let them do most of the talking.
From Wiki:  Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southwestern Utah in the United States. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, 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 red, orange, and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce sits at a much higher elevation than nearby Zion National Park. The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet.
This crow must have been the sentinel for this overlook.  He was eating some crackers someone had left and didn't seem to be intimidated by anyone walking around.  
It was just a gorgeous day here during this visit.  Yesterday was cold and drizzling all day and very foggy at altitude.  We went up to Cedar Breaks National Monument yesterday (9/16/15)  and it was cold, at nearly 12,000 feet.  The Rangers had a fire in the wood stove and it was comfortable.  I will have a blog on this short visit to this monument later.
I realize I have posted a lot of pics in this blog, but my pics are more interested than my texts, so I hope you enjoy the journey as we did.
Well, that about wraps up this blog as we will no doubt always visit this place when in the area.  We just never tire of the scenery here.  I highly recommend this part of Utah as there are several National Treasures within an hour or so from each other.  So, till the next blog, RVing Beach Bums signing off.  This blog was written and published contemporaneously from Georgia Vets Memorial SP in Cordele, GA 2/28/2016.