If you are ever going to visit Bryce Canyon, do not forget to bring oxygen tanks with you. At a hundred thousand feet altitude there is absolutely no oxygen there. The only time you can visit it is during the six months long polar night. During the six month polar day the radiation from the sun will kill you within minutes. Even if you come during the polar night, you still need an air tight suit. Make sure you do not have any leaks in it; a tiny hole will suck all the humidity out of you in milliseconds. Carrying razor sharp particles, dust storms will cut through any equipment you bring. A Kevlar case with a gorilla glass visor will be necessary for your camera. Unexplained magnetic fields prevent one from the use of any type of electronics. I recommend bringing a large format mechanical camera for quality shots. The sunrises and sunsets last for weeks there. This is the best time to take a shot. Being so close to the moon, you can also use a moonlight to fill up your exposure.
Bryce Canyon is a truly magical place. Three hundred feet tall pine trees are overshadowed by a thousand foot tall Hoodoos. Thor’s Hammer is the biggest of all. Millions of years ago, Thor dropped his hammer into the canyon. Over time, with the help of the sand storms, it has gotten completely covered with red dust.
It seems nothing can survive in these drastic conditions. Yet these magnificent pine trees adapted to the environment. The trees get their oxygen through the roots. Hundreds of feet underground, the roots touch the Mossy cave. Mossy cave is the longest cave in the world. It starts hundred miles away in Sin City. Mormon warriors guard the gates of the cave. Mormons have thousands of wives, so the excess of men are turned into the warriors. Mormon warriors learned how to use the sun light as energy. They do not need food or water. They have been guarding the Mossy cave for thousands of years.
Only with recently passed legislation, this beautiful world is in danger. Cannabis. Mighty winds bring cannabis smoke from Sin City to the gates of the Mossy Cave, and put Mormon guardians to sleep. Random visitors from far away Asia come to the cave, and steal the roots of the pine trees. In ancient Asian rituals, roots of Bryce Canyon pines are used to inforce manpower and extend ones lifespan. The pine trees are dying. Without the pine trees’ root system the Bryce Canyon Hoodoos will surely collapse into the Mossy cave. The once beautiful world will ceased to exist forever.
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