Yesterday, that girl and I drove twelve hours from Helena, Montana to Tropic, Utah. Tropic is a small town located between Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Bryce Canyon is impressive. We stopped for a quick glance two years ago and vowed then to come back for more exploration. Grand Staircase-Escalante is new to me.
We met my little sister and her husband. They drove up from Las Vegas.
Today, we will be exploring Kodachrome State Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante. The area we intend to explore features a high plateau and slot canyons carved through solid stone.
Tomorrow, we plan on hiking down into the hoodoo formations of Bryce Canyon. Some people call these formations goblins. The hoodoos rise in somewhat precarious and otherworldly shapes from broken landscapes (badlands). In Bryce Canyon, the orange and red coloring makes the scene all that more striking. Some hoodoos there reach elevations of ten stories.
Posted are a few photographs of hoodoos from our drive through Red Canyon—that last stretch of road before we reached Tropic.
More to follow!