Bryce Canyon

14 June 2016

Hiking lost in orange hoodoos and stunning vistas

How are those Hoodoos and fins formed?

It starts with rainwater seeping into cracks in the rock. The water freezes during Bryce’s cold nights, expands and breaks apart the rock. The deep, narrow walls called “fins” result from rain and snow-melt running down the slopes from Bryce’s rim. Eventually the fins form holes (called windows), and when the windows grow larger they collapse and create the bizarre hoodoos that we see today.

I know, difficult to image it all – but that’s the force of nature for you :)

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