Sunday, March 6, 2016
Taking A Sunday Drive #18
Our first time in the state was when we went through on I-80 on our first trip to San Francisco.
In 2006, coming home from another trip to the San Francisco area, we spent more time in Utah.
These rock formations are called hoodoos. They are found throughout the world, but Bryce Canyon has the largest collection found anywhere.
We hiked one of the Escalante Canyons and had it all to ourselves. I thought these honeycomb cliffs were interesting.
I am standing by the roots of some large vine which had grown into the trees and into these otherworldly shapes.
An arch at Natural Bridges National Monument. We did some hiking in this area but it had been a long day and we were ready to drive to Blanding for the night.
The structures are in various shapes and sizes. It is unknown what the towers were used for; defensive structures? storage facilities? or even celestial observatories? I found the area quite fascinating and again, we had it almost entirely to ourselves.
Almost the entire southeastern part of Utah is National Parks and Monuments. It is a beautiful area to visit.