Since we'd already taken a little stroll on the Mossy Cave Trail, George wasn't thrilled about going somewhere else today. I still wanted to go to Kodachrome Basin State Park--and it was only another 15 miles.
Kodachrome Basin was named in 1948 by a National Geographic Society Expedition in honor of the then revolutionary Kodak film that was celebrated for its color accuracy. Now the cameras (and phones) are all digital and a lot of people only know about Kodachrome from the old Paul Simon song.
In a state with unusual geographical formations, the rocks here are....well....unusual. There are more than 60 upright cylindrical chimneys called "sand pipes", ranging from 6' to 170' in height.
I couldn't talk George into hiking the 3-mile long Panorama Trail, but he agreed to drive up to the end of the road to see more formations. Eagle's View Trail starts here, but it's closed. (Since it was closed because of erosion in 2010, I should probably have said "still closed". Don't know why it's even listed in the park guide, but perhaps someone is optimistic that they will eventually rebuild the part that fell off or it will fix itself.)
Kodachrome Basin State Park