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This was a beautiful cathedral. There was a gold alter at the front and intricate stained glass windows all around.
Definitely the most action packed zoo I've been to! Was lots of fun.
Bryce Canyon and Zion are within driving distance of each other, so we set up camp in Bryce Canyon and our plan was to spend one day on Bryce, which we considered more of a drive through park, and the second day in Zion, where we were going to do a long hike. When we drove into Bryce Canyon, at 9 am, the sun was out at full force and the temperatures were getting to 100 degrees already (almost 40 Celsius). We were lucky to find a camp spot with lots of shade. A distant rumble gave us a lead on what was coming for the afternoon however. During summer, thunderstorms appear almost daily and lightning strikes more frequently than anywhere else in Utah. After eating our lunch in the car and waiting for the rain to stop, we headed for the visitor centre where we learned that this weather is very common and more was expected later during the day. Because of the altitude, the entire park is at 8000 ft or above (>2500m), it's very dangerous to be outside during lightning so we opted for the scenic drive along the different viewpoints in the park. Bryce canyon is famous for the Hoodoos (see first picture), sculptures eroded out of the sandstone, which the native Indians believed to have spiritual powers. 'Bridges', like the one in the second picture, are a natural step in the creation of Hoodoos (they will become a Hoodoo when the roof eventually collapses) and could be seen as well. An impressive landscape that exists nowhere else in the world.