Thursday, September 19, 2013

Kodachrome Basin

Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah...
There is nothing subliminal here.
On our way to Bryce National Park, we took a side trip to Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah. From the website:
In 1949, members of a National Geographic expedition named Kodachrome Basin for its spectacular colors. Geologists believe the landscape was once similar to Yellowstone National Park with hot springs and geysers, which eventually filled with sediment and solidified. Over time, sandstone surrounding the solidified geysers eroded, leaving 67 large sand pipes. 
The park ranger at the front gate convinced us to camp there rather than Bryce Canyon because they had showers and Bryce did not. That was all it took for us to change our plans. We camped in the shadow of this suggestive structure.

That night we experienced a spectacular thunderstorm that silhouetted the canyon walls around us and lit up the inside of our tent-trailer like a stroboscope.

The colourful state of Utah...
Log cabin near Kodachrome Basin...

Abandoned gas station...
An abandoned gas station, less creepy than this one...

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