Wahweap Hoodoos (Utah 2019 I)

Let’s begin this year’s series of posts about southern Utah with the Wahweap Hoodoos.

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To get there, drive east on Utah 89 from Kanab to Whitewater, turn left and follow the dirt road past the fish hatchery. Then hike for a few hours north-west, following the usually dry wash. In our case, it wasn’t dry, and we had to cross it eight times. A benefit are the mud formations on the way. 

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The hoodoos become eventually visible on the left side of the valley.

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There are probably about a dozen rock formations like the ones above and below, where the weather resistant hoodies have protected the columns beneath from erosion.

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During the long hike, there is plenty of time to contemplate other aspects of the landscape, like still lives of odd pieces of vegetation.

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