We stopped in St George Utah for some information and were greeted by this heart in the parking lot. I took it as a sign of good things to come and an affirmation of my love to travel.
"A million years of flowing water has cut through the red and white beds of Navajo sandstone that form the sheer walls of Zion. The geologic heart of the canyon began as a vast desert millions of years ago; almost incessant winds blew one dune on top of another until the sands reached a depth of more than 2,000 feet. You can still see the track of these ancient winds in the graceful crossbedded strata of Zion's mighty cliffs."It looks like the backdrop to a movie with colors of the sandstone ranging from cream to pink to orange to red. My photographs hardly do it justice.
Court of the Patriarchs Abrahan, Isaac and Jacob
RED CANYON gave us our first glimpse of Hoodoos and snow. I imagine that many folks zoom past
this wee gem of a park in anticipation of Bryce, a few miles down the road. I would recommend stopping and taking a hike.
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK-WOW!
Who knew that erosion could be so awe inspiring? I wanted to return before I left. I was mesmerized by the shapes, colors and the solitude, the place is magic.
"There is a sense of place here that goes beyond rocks. Some local Paiute Indians explained it with a legend. Once there lived animal-like creatures that changed themselves into people. But they were bad, so Coyote turned them into rocks of various configurations. The spellbound creatures still huddle together here with faces painted just as they were before being turned to stone."