Saturday, September 14, 2013

Cedar Breaks National Monument

100_8808We were not sure when we arrived in the area if we would visit this Park.  Even with all the rain, we had to get out and try to see some things.  We were needing to visit a Walmart so we decided to wrap those two things together.  If we got rained out at the Park, at least we could get groceries and other provisions.

 

Sure enough, it started to rain shortly after we arrived in the Park.  Fortunately, it remained a light rain and we were able to stop at least at all the lookouts.  At this relatively small Park, you are up high on a mesa looking down at the sandstone erosion along the edge of the mesa.  We were able between the light rains to capture some of the great color of this Park.

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100_8807Outside the Park we happened upon a sheep rancher and his working dog rounding up a herd of sheep.  Heading down from the Park to Cedar City for the Walmart was a bit scary.  We were caught at 10,000 feet of elevation in a dense rain cloud making it very difficult to see until we moved down the mountain enough to get underneath the cloud.

 

If you would like to see our pictures from Cedar Breaks, click on the following link:  https://picasaweb.google.com/116107386675555024952/CedarBreaksNationalMonument

8 comments:

  1. I continue to be amazed at all of the red rock canyons in this part of the world.

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  2. Absolutely beautiful spot in Southern Utah.

    Brian Head Resort

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  3. we missed this one. Guess we'll have to go back! We are headed to El Paso, then Santa Fe NM, then the balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque Oct 9-13. you headed that way?

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  4. We got caught in that rain and at 10,000 feet two years ago on a Harley. Could not wait to get down that mountain. Even had trouble breathing at that height. Cedar City never looked so good...

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    1. First time we ever went to Bryce we were huffing and puffing, but then we were flatlanders. This year we have been mile high or higher since the Spring and it has been much easier at high elevations.

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