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!