One of Bryce Canyon National Park's iconic hoodoos is no more, having fallen victim to time and frost wedging.
Park officials in Utah reported Tuesday morning that "The Sentinel," a slender hoodoo long visible in the Navajo Loop not far from Thor's Hammer, toppled overnight.
"The Sentinel was one of those hoodoos many stopped to watch with suspense, wondering when it was going to fall," read a report on the park's Facebook page. "Frost-wedging finally took its toll last night, chiseling away the last of its base. We notice hoodoo destruction more than hoodoo formation because one is swift and big, and the other quietly shattering the rock faces and covering the ground in angular gravels."