Towers of Silence
It’s an 8 or 9 Mile Out and Back Hike to the Wahweap Hoodoos. 4-weel drive vehicles can get a little closer.
The best light is just before sunrise and an hour or so after sunrise.
The elevation gain is minimal, about 400 feet spread out over miles. Getting to the trailhead early enough in the morning then hiking in to be there at the right time is the main difficulty.
Summers are hot. The hike is best in Spring or Autumn. In the winter, there is no direct light on the hoodoos but the light is soft and nice.
I took a number of images just before and after sunrise.
The lead image is just before sunrise. The caps are of a harder sandstone than the white entrada sandstone that is eroding away much faster.
I do not normally shoot at that ISO in the daytime but we were there very early and things were dim.
That images was just after sunrise. The color is much warmer in tone. Notice a little bird landed on top of the hoodoo.
Those interested in my equipment and recommendations can find it here: Mish’s Equipment List.
There are many shorter but as interesting hoodoos and toadstools that I will cover in a second post.
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