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Bryce Canyon, Utah- A Snowshoer's Paradise

Located just 5 hours South of Salt Lake City Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is a sight to be seen! As the depths of winter approach visitors to the park have the opportunity to see the park in a whole new light. As snow covers the well worn trails amongst Utah’s spectacular hoodoos and bristlecone pines, snowshoer’s find one incredible place to explore. Many snowshoer’s enjoy a night trek by the light of a full moon as a way of discovering the park all over again. With miles of scenic views Bryce Canyon is a great place to visit for snowshoer’s, hikers and camper’s alike. Click on the image above to visit the Bryce Canyon Park site for more information about visiting the park as well as information in the upcoming Winter Festival.

 

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A Winter Solstice Eclipsed

For any of our readers out there that live in Utah near Bryce Canyon be sure to stop by the park during the Winter Solstice on Tuesday December 21st, 2010. Not only is it winter solstice but there will be a lunar eclipse happening early morning on the 21st (So late night on Monday)! The Bryce Canyon officials are planning a special evening of moon gazing and stargazing above the hoodoos in the park.

This is truly a once in a lifetime experience because the lunar eclipse will not occur during the winter solstice for another 391 years!! Our winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, which will make this night the darkest of them all. The winter solstice is when the earth is the closet distance to the sun out of our 365 days. In turn we have a summer solstice which is the longest day of the year when the earth is the farthest from the sun.

This incredible event will make for one amazing night of stargazing over one of the most beautiful parks in North America. The festivities include a night hike by the light of the moon as you await complete darkness. For more information you can visit the Bryce Canyon website or to read more about this event click here.

 

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