Bryce Canyon displayed itself in sun and snow. Very cold winds blasted up from below us, and clouds massed on our second morning here. We took these small mammals for chipmunks but they are golden-mantled ground squirrels dashing through the grounds and over the precipitous edges of rock.
Called hoodoos, these columns are formed when relatively soft rock is topped by layers of harder rock. The sedimentary hoodoos on of Bryce Canyon, also called fairly chimneys, are more abundant than anywhere else in the world.