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Bryce Canyon – USA tour 2008 – Trees barely hold on against the elements
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Rich colors can be seen among the varied hoodoos, walls, and fins, the textures and formations were incredible.
I enjoyed the most amazing hike down to the bottom and the met the cutest Americans……a bunch of overly friendly squirrels who had a habit of climbing up legs !!! Am not a tree nor do I have nuts :)) Yes, I had to capture them,,,,

Bryce Canyon is not a “real” canyon. It is not carved by flowing water. Water is the active ingredient here, but in the form of “frost-wedging” and chemical weathering.

For 200 days a year the temperature goes above and below freezing every day. During the day, melt water seeps into fractures only to freeze at night, expanding by 9%. Now as ice, it exerts a tremendous force (2,000-20,000 pounds per squarte inch). Over time this “frost-wedging” shatters and pries rock apart. In addition, rain water, which is naturally acidic, slowly dissolves the limestone, rounding off edges and washing away debris.

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Artwork Comments

  • Steve Chapple
  • Rick  Friedle
  • John Edwards
  • billyboy
  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
  • bmckain
  • LindaR
  • Joanne  Bradley
  • cherylc1
  • David Meacham
  • alanalanalan
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