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Jun 25, 2013 - Inspiration Point, Sunset & Sunrise Points

It is now mid-day and we continued to explore Bryce Canyon. Our next stop was Inspiration Point looking down and out over the amphitheater. The lighting was perfect as we took pictures of this beautiful spot. Len and I took the trail from Inspiration Point to Sunset Point that follows the rim. What views! Paul and Marsha picked us up at Sunset Point in the car. It was nearly 1:30 by now and time for lunch. Con-census was to try the Bryce Canyon Lodge restaurant. We all enjoyed the smorgasbord for $13.00 as we had hardy appetites after being...

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Jun 25, 2013 - Bryce Canyon - Rainbow Point

It is a beautiful day today and we are off to visit Bryce Canyon. Our first stop, Rainbow Point, which is the farthest out. We arrived around around 10 am. Not many people in the park yet. We checked out the view from Rainbow Point vista. As we were leaving, we noticed a Bristlecone Trail. Consensus was, lets go! It was a great walk out on point with big views. Many more lookouts ahead of us...

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Jun 24, 2013 - Afternoon drive...

Marsha had a migrane this morning, could have been a touch of altitude sickness. It can effect you with nausea, headache, dizziness, shortness of breath & fatigue. We just laid low for the morning, which worked out well because it was cold and threatening rain. After getting some soda crackers and headache medicine in Marsha she was feeling better by afternoon. We decided to take a drive to walk the 1/2 mile trail to the Bristle Cone Trail on Hwy 14 and check out the Duck Creek area and back around on the Mammoth Creek road. Nice road trip...

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Jun 23, 2013 - Campground Trail

Our dear friends, Paul & Marsha arrived yesterday afternoon to spend four days with us and enjoying the area. In the evening we took a drive to Sunset Point to check out the view. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset and the rising of the super moon. They are getting acclimated to the elevation of 10,400 so we did the 1/2 mi trail from the campground to the visitor center. It is a beautiful trail full of flowers. The columbine are exploding right now.

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Jun 23, 2013 - Afternoon walk in the meadow

Len, Paul, Marsha and I went for a late afternoon walk in the U.S. Forestry meadow adjacent to the campground. It is always fun hanging out and explore with Paul and Marsha. The wind was up and cutting through us, so we made a quick walk thru the meadow. Always fun to explore though.

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Jun 19, 2013 - Spectra & Ramparts Trails

Spectra & Ramparts trail starts at the visitor center and is a beautiful 4 mi hikel on the rim of the Cedar Breaks Amphitheater. We got a early start at 8:30. It was a perfect time, cool & peaceful. Not many people out at this hour. A lovely morning and hike.

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Jun 17, 2013 - Navajo Lake

We had a day off today, so off exploring we go to check out Navajo Lake and surrounding areas. Last year the dam was broke on the lake. After three years of waiting on the government to fix the dam, the community decided to raise funds themselves and fix the break. The water level was up some what from last year, but they sure could use some help from mother nature to fill it up. Our drive had us continuing down Hwy 14 to Mammoth Creek. We found a nice place next to the creek to camp in the tent in the future.

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Jun 12, 2013 - Alpine Pond

Today we introduced the Alpine Pond to Bill, Sharon & Joyce. We started from Chessman Ridge Trail and walked the upper loop to the pond. Surprisingly there was a fair amount of snow still under the trees and a few piles on the trail. The flowers are just starting to bloom around the pond. Can't wait for the massive bloom of flowers during the Wildflower Festival July 6th to 21st. The Alpine Pond is one of the beautiful spots for flowers here at Cedar Breaks National Monument. Can't wait to come back and walk the trail again when the flowers...

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May 17, 2012 - Cedar Breaks National Monument

Today, we motored 21 miles up the rod from our campsite to Cedar Breaks National Monument. Not as crowded as Zion or Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks is a spectacular world of rainbow-hued rock formations millions of years in the making. From high vantage points of around 10,000 feet, vistas extend miles and miles offering views in red, yellow, green, gray, orange, white, blue and magenta. This park was designated a National Monument on August 22, 1933 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Jun 13, 2011 - Cedar Breaks/Brian Head UT 6/8/2011

We drove up to Cedar Breaks from our campground in Glendale. It is about a 42 mile trip on very scenic road (remember scenic roads mean steep grades up and down and twist and turns) We took this drive even though we knew the park was not open due to snow. We had been assured that the drive was worth it anyway and it was. We ascended to 9900 feet and saw lots of snow and ice. At an overlook above Navajo Lake we saw lots of snow and the lake was still 1/3 covered with ice. We descended back down to 5900 and went into Cedar City where we went...

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May 22, 2009 - Riding the High Country in Southern Utah

Today we ended up riding 246 miles on the bike. Although we only had planned to ride about 120 miles so we could get back to do laundry etc. , due to some big thunderstorms in the area, we ended up riding a lot more than we planned. It was still an excellent day, though, since we began the day by riding up into the high country of this area. Passing by some beautiful horse ranches and summer log homes, in only fifteen minutes we were over 8,000 feet, which was 3,000 feet higher than our elevation at the ranch. The air got cooler and once...

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Nov 18, 2008 - A little more Zion and Cedar Breaks Monument

Our second day of exploration of Zion and the surrounding area found us driving the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway which allowed us to explore the east side of the park. This was the road that Tony had driven the coach down when we originally travelled to the Zion area. This time we could stop and admire the views. Our first stop was at the overlook that not only gave magnificent vistas but also told us the history of the 1.1 mile tunnel on the road. The construction of the tunnel began in the late 1920's and was completed in 1930. At the time...

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