Bryce Canyon National Park: Hoodoos

Bill and Kathy Evertsberg’s Sabbatical April 29, 2022

Hi Kenilworth Union Church, I’m Bill Evertsberg. It’s April 29, a Friday, and day 13 of my sabbatical.

We’re at Bryce Canyon National Park, a beautiful place. People come to Bryce Canyon to see what they call the hoodoos. These pillar of stone that have been carved out by water wind and rain over the millions of years.

60 million years ago this area was covered by a gigantic fresh water lake. The lake pressed down on the sedimentary rock and created the rock and these pillars. And later of course when the lake disappeared, the rain and the wind carved out these beautiful monuments.

I love that name hoodoo, it’s related to voodoo because both are spooky. If you come across a hoodoo when you’re hiking late at night you get scared.

It’s been kind of fun, the hoodoos themselves are only about 20 thousand years old but the landscape is about 60 million years, so I’d like to put yourself in perspective that way.

So thanks for letting us be here at Bryce Canyon National Park. We’ll see you in a few weeks.

April 29, 2022

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