Hoodoo You Think You Are
Ultimate Utah, Days 9 & 10: Escalante, UT to Bryce Canyon, UT
|Utah Highway 12|
In Cannonville, we turned south to visit Kodachrome Basin State Park. With permission of the Kodak Corporation, National Geographic had given the park this name in 1949. After visiting, we are still pondering why.
|Kodachrome Basin State Park|
|Ancient bristlecone pine|
|Fins (L), Windows (C), & Hoodoos (R) (Illustration from Bryce Canyon web site)|
By noon Monday we had seen all we cared to of the park and set out to search for some letterboxes nearby, scoring a total of 7 finds by the end of the afternoon. Tomorrow we'll continue west on the scenic UT-12 to Zion National Park.
SUNDAY, 30 APRIL, & MONDAY, 1 MAY 2017
• Started in: Escalante, UT
• Ended in: Bryce Canyon, UT
• Miles driven: 202 (total 3,160)
• Weather: 32° to 65°, sunny
• Letterboxes: Found 8, Planted 0 (total: F23, P6)
• Walked: 7.62 mi (total 38.37)
• Hoodoos: 63,214
• Disappointing state parks: 2
Loved: The views from Inspiration Point and Sunset Point
Lacking: Oxygen! We had thought about hiking down into the canyon for a closer look at the hoodoos but were discouraged from doing so by the oxygen level and the fact that letterboxes were waiting nearby.
Learned: (See införmation above about hoodoo formation.)