Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hoodoos

We had a lovely day trip to the Badlands recently. Yesterday's post about Little Fish Lake was only one part of it.
After our visit there we went to the Hoodoos and climbed a bit. The road to the lake is near the hoodoo site and rises behind it.
The highway in the distance in this picture goes right by the hoodoo site. This was taken coming back from the lake looking westward. That's the Red Deer River by the highway.

Looking south over the Red Deer River.

The hoodoos are popular. The Drumheller area is a great dinosaur area and the city has the Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology.

Hoodoos have such personality.

They look like space aliens to me. Really cute space aliens.



We didn't go to the top of the ridge this time. It looks like an easy enough climb. But then you have to come back down.



The gravel road at the right of the photo is the road to Little Fish Lake Provincial Park.


I hope you've enjoyed this look at Alberta's Badlands.

11 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

They DO resemble space aliens! Trapped in stone. Oh, my, what if their leader comes looking for them and releases them, and he's mad, and we'll all have to pay.....

Crap, now I have THAT to worry about too! Sheesh.
:)

Leah J. Utas said...

LOL! Good one df Bag Lady. And I bet the leader is mad.

Hilary said...

And worry, you should. One of those aliens looks like a head of cattle to me...

Great photos and narrative, Leah. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the piece, Hilary.

Reb said...

Unless we went as children, (and I don't remember) I don't think I've actually been there. I have always wanted to go though so thanks for the tour.

Leah J. Utas said...

You're welcome, Reb. If you get a chance to go, do so.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Fascinating. I'm going back to the Hoodoo's site now.

Terrie

Leah J. Utas said...

They really are something, dfTerrie. Nice to know you enjoyed it.

the Bag Lady said...

Reb - yes, you have been there, but you were pretty young. In fact, I barely remember going....

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

I love that HOODOO that you do!

Leah J. Utas said...

Elasticwaistbandlady, thanks and you made me laugh.