Saturday, January 21, 2012
A Point of View
When I had a picture of the Grand Canyon, I called attention to the horizon showing the flat Colorado Plateau. This is a picture of Bryce Canyon looking off to the southeast. I have probably said before that Bryce really isn't a canyon at all, but a long eroded mesa. It is really a series of small canyons all connected by a ridge line. So, depending on your point of view, it is or is not a canyon.
There is another point of view suggested by this picture. Unless you click on the image and magnify it a little, you will probably miss the long distance view of the mountains in the background. Not the hills behind the cliffs, but the mountain way over there on the horizon. You can see Navajo Mountain, most of which is in the State of Utah but some of which is in Arizona. By road, Navajo Mountain is over 250 miles from Bryce Canyon. In a straight line it is about 60 miles away. Any day is an extraordinary day when you can see over 50 miles.