Coexistence

Bryce Canyon in March is a risky endeavor. Two years ago strong winds and temperatures below freezing prevented us from exploring much else than the vistas. Yes, we are wimps. This year most trails were open, but it was still cold enough to keep the crowds away.

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Looking at the amphitheater from above in the late afternoon light doesn’t suggest that there is a trail though this maze of hoodoos.

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Descending the Navajo Loop Trail from Sunset Point reveals competing inhabitants in this sloped landscape.

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I did not expect to see forests at the bottom of this. The contrast is peculiar. Short lived trees among eternal rocks?

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The direction of growth is different, though. Nevertheless, the hoodoos and trees protect each other from erosion and desert climate.

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After completing the Peekaboo Loop, we say farewell to the trees.

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In my next life, I want to be a hoodoo, too.

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