Friday, June 3, 2016

🎶 you give us those nice bright colors 🎶

Janet sent me to Kodachrome Basin State Park. It's about 10 miles south of where I was staying. 
"Take a walk surrounded by giant dildos," she said. 
The rock formations are magnificent. 
It's much less crowded than Bryce, plus you can walk among the sandstone hoodoos, although here they're called pipes. The carmel and entrada formations date from the Jurassic era, 140 to 180 million years ago. Just imagine dinosaurs roaming here.
And yes, some of the pillars, carved away by wind and water, are a bit phallic. 
Okay, maybe more than a bit. 
This one is just enormous: 40 or 50 feet. 
I headed off on what was supposed to be a short, easy hike up to the angel's palace. It was short but had a few steep sections. I wound up hiking with a few friendly Floridians, which helped on the steep sections.
Just don't look down and you'll be fine. 
It got hot so I came back to Tropic, picked up an iced coffee, had lunch, and took a swim. Then I headed back to Bryce. 
An easy walk brought me to this waterfall. 
I spied this arch up above.
No idea how those people got up there.
Tomorrow it's time to head home. It's been another great road (and rail) trip. Maybe I'll stop at Butch Cassidy's hideout on the way.

C'mon, you know you want to sing along: 

You give us those nice bright colors
You give us the gree-eens of summer
Makes you think all the world's
in a sunny day…oh, yeah.
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph…