Our next stops were at 3 of the most beautiful National Parks. First up: Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, as wide as 18 miles, and as deep as 1 mile. Over the course of billions of years this Natural Wonder was formed by earth's shifting plates raising mountains. These mountains in turn put pressure on the softer rock layers below & weighed them down until they were eventually below sea level. The Colorado River, again over millions of years ran in and eventually carved out the canyon. The shelving you see on the sides is caused by water seeping into the rock, freezing at night & calving the rock. (As explained by a Geologist talk at the Canyon)
Let me share a few photos:
Stacy, who loves crows.
The next stop was Bryce Canyon. Bryce is an amphitheater canyon filled with gorgeous formations called Hoodoos. At one time the Hoodoos were connected together. Over the years fins between them were worn away, leaving the spires. They were the most gorgeous color! I'll just share a few photos:
Hope you are enjoying the trip...next time: Viva Las Vegas!