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Walking among the Hoodoos in Byrce Canyon National Park, Utah

I grabbed this photo from the hub’s folder of favorites. It was really hard to choose just one, so hope you pop over and browse the collection. Cause it’s awesome. I could have picked all of them.

When you are married to a geologist, your scenic route will, quite often, pass through rocky formations. And sometimes there are pop quiz’s after the hike. O.O

Did you know what a hoodoo was? Or would that be is? I’m still not sure. Where do you think your scenic route will take you in 2013? Or will you follow the way of the hermit?

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Here’s hoping that your scenic route in 2013 is awesome, interesting and has decent plumbing (always a factor for me).

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Taking the Scenic Route: Hoodoos

9 thoughts on “Taking the Scenic Route: Hoodoos

  • January 3, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Love Bryce Canyon! My husband is an amateur geologist — meaning he’s a science writer with interests in everything. I’d love to go through Bryce with a real geologist. Thanks for sharing.

  • January 2, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Hi Pauline. So glad to get directed here from Diana’s post. I love your Scenic Route metaphor. How often I take the highway, more focused on my destination than my journey. A lovely reminder. Thank you.

    • January 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      How fun that you followed the link! So glad you stopped by and grateful to Diana for the awesome shout out! Yeah, the hubs has really taught me to look around, to stop and notice things. Another thing I love about him. πŸ™‚

  • January 2, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Simply gorgeous. I had no idea what a hoodoo was. I’d love to see them someday. Happy New Year!

    • January 2, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      I didn’t know either! LOL! And me a geologist’s wife. Embarassing! Happy New Year to you too!

  • January 2, 2013 at 9:29 am

    We just drove through Wind River Canyon, WY., and I was wishing Greg was there so I could ask him some questions! He is great to be with in such areas! And you have been brave to venture with him on some of them, Pauline! Beautiful picture!

    • January 2, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      Well, some of them I have enjoyed vicariously. LOL! No question his scenic route extends further than mine. LOL! And it is fun to learn about the geology–as long as there isn’t a pop quiz. Grin.

  • January 2, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Hoodoos are very cool. Yep, I know what they are. Geologists are the only people to travel with in the Western US. *cheesy grin – I have a BS in Geology, too*

    Ever been to Goblin Valley in Utah? It has the best hoodoos – lots and lots of them, plus no vegetation so they are really easy to spot. It’s where they filmed part of Galaxy Quest – the beryllium sphere bit.

    • January 2, 2013 at 9:24 am

      I have not been to Goblin Valley, but pretty sure the hubs has, since he takes groups on field trips into Utah and Wyoming almost every summer. That is cool about Galaxy Quest! I wonder if the hubs told me that and I forgot. LOL! I’m much better at made-up science. (grin) The hubs is a geologist, btw. Not sure I told you that. LOL!

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