Some hundreds of years ago there lived a man in the rugged landscape of Utah – a place where survival for an extended period of time was difficult. He was an ordinary man who built a home for his family, a canal for his crops and his cows and a road to collect wood. He used to collect woods to keep them warm during the dark hours of the winter night. One day, he could not find his cow and went to search her. After a while, he not only found his cow but something ethereal. He was not prepared to see what he saw! Ebenezer Bryce unknowingly discovered today’s Bryce Canyon National Park that attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year.Ebenezer Bryce unknowingly discovered today's Bryce Canyon National Park that attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year. Click To Tweet
Bryce Canyon Amphitheater
Hundreds of pictures of the Bryce Canyon amphitheater in digital media failed to prepare me for what I saw when I ended up in front of the Bryce Canyon Amphitheater. It is one indescribable masterpiece of nature.Hundreds of pictures of the Bryce Canyon amphitheater in digital media failed to prepare me for what I saw when I ended up in front of the Bryce Canyon Amphitheater. Click To Tweet Bryce Canyon Amphitheater is one indescribable masterpiece of nature. Click To Tweet
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Bryce Canyon National Park
We visited the Bryce Canyon National Park in the beginning of the April. It was cold that day. Since the sun was shining bright, we hiked for long. Every corner seemed new and had something to explore. Sometimes the colorful sandstone rocks, sometimes the shapes of the eroded rocks, made each and every corner unique.
Although to Ebenezer Bryce, it was simply,
a hell of a place to lose a cow.
but for me it is a place that challenges our concept of beauty. Even a rugged land can gift us a landscape that is beautiful; uniquely beautiful. In fact, not just the Bryce Canyon National Park, the state of Utah in the USA is home to five beautiful national parks and all are unique in their own right. Perhaps, you will need seven days to explore the best of Utah.Even a rugged land can gift us a landscape that is beautiful; uniquely beautiful. Click To Tweet
Hoodoos of the Bryce Canyon
I first heard the term hoodoos while researching for this trip and still remember distinctly the cold April morning when I was all excited to meet the Hoodoos.
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All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child ~ Marie Curie . Early morning, I packed everything in my suitcase as fast as I could and was ready to see the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. . After reaching, I parked my car and saw a beautiful trail and without knowing whether it will lead me to the Canyon, I followed. I always have this affinity towards long peaceful roads. Whenever I see, I start walking. Nevertheless, this time, I reached my destination at the end. . The morning air was blowing gently and the sky was clear. From a few meters back, I could see an open space. When I reached the edge, I saw thousands of hoodoos, the spire-shaped rock formations created over hundreds of years from water and ice carving into the rock. Quite an unfamiliar yet a beautiful view that has the power to get etched into one's heart and mind forever. . #TravelRealizations #brycecanyon #FindYourPark #DiscoverNationalParks #NationalParkWeek
Hoodoos (I don’t know why but I loved the spelling of Hoodoos and I am quite famous in my circle for such idiosyncratic characteristics) may resemble beautifully colored humans sculpted from stone, but they are simply the result of thousands of years of continuous erosion.Hoodoos may resemble beautifully colored humans sculpted from stone, but they are simply the result of thousands of years of continuous erosion. Click To Tweet
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I will remember Bryce Canyon as a fairyland of hoodoos. In this fairyland, one can see red painted faces dressed in sunset shades; in this fairyland, imaginations run wild. I interpreted the colorful rocky spires not only as humans but to several other forms from real life. It was fun.I will remember Bryce Canyon as a fairyland of hoodoos. Click To Tweet
After hours and miles of driving, when one can find a view as gorgeous and as unique as this then there is no space for regret; instead, your heart is filled with wonder.
As long as I live, perhaps wander and wonder will remain my perfect phrase. Finishing up my post with a beautiful quote by Edward Abbey, an American author and essayist.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.