Bryce Canyon's 10-Story, 'Sentinel' Rock Formation Just Fell To Pieces

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Bryce Canyon's 10-Story, 'Sentinel' Rock Formation Just Fell To Pieces

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Bryce Canyon's 10-Story, 'Sentinel' Rock Formation Just Fell To Pieces

Hoodoo Rock Formations @BryceCanyon | Photo Credit:

Hoodoo Rock Formations @BryceCanyon | Photo Credit: Bryan Pocius | Cover Photo: J. Allen via Bryce Canyon National Park

The St. George News is reporting that the legendary Sentinel formation in Bryce Canyon National Park has toppled over, leaving just a nub standing where once a 10-story tall, hoodoo rock segment pierced the Utah sky.

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The formation, which was clearly visible from the Navajo Loop Trail, fell sometime on Monday night and all that’s left is the narrow foundation upon which the rocks was held in place. According to the National Park’s most recent Facebook post, “Frost-wedging finally took its toll last night, chiseling away the last of its base.”

Before and after...

Before and after…

About Hoodoos

Hoodoo formations are created by two geological forces with the first called frost-wedging.” Frost wedging is a process by which water seeps into the rock and freezes overnight, causing cracks to form in the rock. That process, combined with rain erosion, sculpts these asymmetrical rock formations into shapes known as Hoodoos.”

Photo Credit: NPS

Hoodoo formation | Photo Credit: NPS

Find the entire St George News article here: Iconic Bryce Canyon hoodoo rock formation falls

 

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