Snow Canyon State Park
This park is very close to St. George and is very popular. It's well taken care of, and the showers are awesome...large, well lit, heated, and lots of hot water. ..basically a Five Star.
On our way out of town, we get a bit more rural, and the wildlife comes out of hiding.
Our campsite has a good view, is backed by a large rock outcrop and is surrounded by bushes and trees. It's on a loop with very few other sites.
After we get set up, it's exploring time. The lava forms some interesting patterns on the cliffs.
With a bit of imagination, can you see a stylized map of Canada?
The hallmark of the park is the petrified sand dunes. They are vast and varied, somewhat like those outside the Mt. Carmel tunnel at Zion....
Can you see the distant hiker? Click to see.
... but with a major difference: these often contain bazillions of small lava spheres embedded throughout the rock. As the rock weathers, the little balls are released.
Rock & Roll... "a One and a Two..."
then more and more...
In the evening, waiting for their moment to run...
in the Orinoco Flow
and by the morning, have reached safe haven.
The next morning, the sun casts a golden glow. How did these rocks come to be like this?
As the light comes up, the roped climbers are already hard at it before the sunbeams start heating the wall. You can just see the two others at the bottom.
These guys will get up later.
But now it's time to pack up and head off for the Grand Canyon. Back through St. George we go, onto the open road.
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