Wall Street Bryce Canyon
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The Original Wall Street
Bryce Canyon is an amazing collection of Terrt-cota colored rock formations called hoodoos. The hoodoos of Bryce Canyon continue to erode and change; wind and rain remove approximately the thickness of a sheet of paper from them each year. Most of the viewing of the park is done from the top rim of the canyon area. It is a beautiful site to see, but today I hiked down into the canyon to view the hoodoos up close and from a different perspective. The last 1/3 of the hike was a trail called Wall Street. At the time I had no idea why it was called Wall Street, but it didn’t take me long to figure it out once I arrived at the beginning of the towering hoodoos. I was dwarfed by the size of these formations. I walked around simply looking up, much like a tourist does in New York City; in awe of the height of my surroundings. The hoodoos were so close together that they created this amazing slot canyon feeling. Occasionally a couple of trees joined the skyscraper hoodoos ; it did really feel like some sort of geological Wall Street; the original Wall Street. Instead of falling stocks, you had to watch out for falling rocks. However as I walked around gazing upwards and making my way up the canyon again, it was completely silent. There was no street noise, no taxi cabs honking, no stressed out traders walking around hyped up on coffee; just silence and the occasional sound of a camera.
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