Saturday, July 3, 2010

Cedar Breaks National Monument

We recently visited another National Park.  Cedar Breaks is a small canyon with formations similar to those we saw at Bryce Canyon.  It is at an elevation of about 10,000 so the weather was still nice and cool with a high temp of 68 degrees!  They've had snow as recently as a few weeks ago.  There were even a few patches of snow still on the ground so we got to make snowballs in July! 

We went on a nice hike through the forest to Alpine Pond.  We really enjoyed hiking in the trees; seeing trees and grass was a much appreciated change of pace from the desert. 

Cedar Breaks was just starting its spring wildflower show; there were beautiful fields of yellow, blue, purple, and pink!  We enjoyed playing with the macro setting on the camera; we took lots of pictures of the flowers! 

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