Monday, August 14, 2006

CANYON LAND - AUGUST 1982

BRYCE AND ZION NATIONAL PARKS

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BRYCE IS FANTASTIC!


"ENTERING the Park"




"SUNRISE POINT - The view to the northeast from Sunrise Point captures Boat Mesa and the Sinking Ship, set against the stark Pink Cliffs of the Aquarius Plateau"


"FAIRYLAND CANYON is located one mile north of the National Park entrance station. The trailhead for the Fairyland Loop is located at this viewpoint and descends into the midst of the Fairyland, around boat mesa, eventually ascending to meet the Rim Trail at Sunrise Point"


"INSPIRATION POINT - The viewpoint here provides spectacular perspectives of the main amphitheater. All who look out from this point are bound to be inspired..."


"SUNSET POINT offers some of the most famous and breathtaking vistas of Bryce Canyon. Directly below, the Silent City rises from the canyon"

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MOVING AROUND


"NAVAJO LAKE is on Cedar Mountain about 22 miles east of Cedar City. It is located at a high elevation where deep snow falls throughout the winter"


"ZION VIEW, on the way to Cedar City"


"CEDAR CITY, located in Iron County, Utah, 250 miles South of Salt Lake City , had ten thousand people in 1982; difficult to believe! More difficult to believe is that it is also the home for an important Utah Shakespearean Festival..."

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ZION IS MAGNIFICENT!


"ENTERING the Park. The Zion Canyon was cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River"


"NICE VIEW of the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway with spectacular scenery"




"ZION is a geologic wonderland at the border of the Colorado Plateau. As the land lowers from the topic of the plateau, there are magnificent multi-coloured layers of rock called the Grand Staircase. The top layers of the staircase are found in the Bryce Canyon, and it ends with Grand Canyon. Zion is located between Bryce and Grand Canyons"


"ZION is interpreted by Mormons as a place of safety or refuge..."


"GREAT WHITE THRONE - It rises more than 732 meters above the canyon floor. Comprised of Navajo Sandstone, the top of the megalith has less iron oxide than does its base, so its pale shoulders are set off by a darker body of stone"

2 comments:

Louise said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me this link! Beautiful! And NEXT year, we're slated for Bryce!

Trotter said...

Louise,
The Bryce is probably even more wonderful than the Zion... ,)