Riverside Resort & RV Campground
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... is some weird looking scenery unlike anything we have seen. These statuesque rock formations are called “Hoodoos”. Weathering and erosion shape them. But unlike many places; flowing water only plays a minor role. Instead, as snow and ice melt, water seeps into the fractures. It re-freezes, expands and cracks the rock around it. This “frost-wedging” happens with uncommon frequency at Bryce Canyon. In fact, these wide temperature swings ...
... the tunnel. The Checkerboard Mesa, named because of the scoring in the rocks that looks like a – wait for it – checkerboard. The lines are caused by repeated freezing and thawing of water trapped in small fissures on the mesa's surface.
Bryce Canyon is not, in fact, a canyon. It is a series of ...
... Fruita Region. Our lunch stop was in a gorgeous picnic area that had a herd of mule deer roaming free. It was a lovely green belt area by a stream so was a welcome change to the desert type environment we have been in so far. After lunch we headed up the All American Road towards the Escalante Grand Staircase. After visiting another visitors centre we carried on towards Bryce Canyon. We went through a pass which was around 10,000ft in elevation and there was ...
... busses. So by the time you drive to the shuttle parking and get on the bus and take it to your destination you are over an hour and a half invested. Staying at the lodge gives you driving access in the park. Of course we picked the most strenuous hike and let me add- ridiculous. We headed up 2.5 miles of switchbacks on Angels Landing. Now the fun part- and as described by the trail guide- we can't believe the ...
... to do some photo sorting before bed.
A few afterthoughts...
*When you don’t know what you’re doing and a horse decides to trot/canter, it’s actually pretty hard to hold on!
*Horses are really quite smelly and they will do their business absolutely anywhere (watch out for the spray!)
*Riding isn't necessarily relaxing but actually quite tiring & painful.