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Journeys Through America is a nonprofit organization providing educational material for all school-aged children across the country. The program will form partnerships with local school districts to provide children with a new, interactive, educational experience integrating the history of America and its National Parks. Journeys Through America's goal is to foster a fun and adventurous learning environment that will promote altruistic growth within our children and our greater community.

Bryce Canyon National Park

By Sep 28th 2010 No Comments »

Bryce Canyon National park sits atop the Grand Staircase, a geologic stairway of rock that extends from the Pre-Cambrian rock of the Grand Canyon, through the Triassic/Jurassic layers of Zion, to the young Quaternary throne of Bryce Canyon. The Claron limestone erodes in such a way as to resemble the crowns of royalty.

The meaning of Hoodoo, means to cast a spell.  Hoodoos cast their spell on all who visit Bryce Canyon. The hoodoos form through a complex process of differential erosion, organic weathering and frost-wedging. More than 200 freeze-thaw cycles occur each year, keeping weathering and erosion a dynamic force in shaping the scenery at Bryce Canyon.  The fantastic rock shape left by erosion is more then mesmerizing- its dream like.

I was brought back to a childish state of mind, where all I saw as I looked out at these rock formations, were castles and fairies.  As most people who know me would say, this is my ideal state of mind; A magical land of fairytale and wonder. I stood face to face with my dream at Bryce Canyon.  Bryce is a magnificent park to take young children and anyone with an imagination. I would’ve loved to sit and stay for days staring at the hoodoos. Letting my mind see different things each time I gazed out. I absolutely loved it here and would suggest traveling to this park, and thus far the surrounding parks in Utah to anyone that asked if they could take one family vacation, where would it be?

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