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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

MWT - Cedar Breaks National Monument - Part 2

Columbine Ridge and Lavender Canyon
My second day at Cedar Breaks I drove the 5-mile (8 km) park road to the farthest viewpoint called North View at 10435 feet (3180.5 meters) where it was cold (mid 40s F) and so windy (gusts up to 50mph)...


35 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: That is certainly a wonderful show from the Lavender Canyon. that is an outstanding place. Thanks for sharing these grand sights.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hello Gaelyn. Is the white on the rocks in the first picture calcium? What a beautiful picture that is with the contasting colors.

I can;t believe it is so cold there, something like the snow we are expecting no. How unseasonal. Isn't it supposed to be boiling hot now?

Those berries look good and healthy and I am sure they will ripen in no time and be a great feat for some bear. :) Or the birds of course.

Another wonderful post on your part of the world. Thank you for sharing.

Diane AZ said...

I'm surprised it was so cold. Lovely colors in the first image. And, I'm glad you explained how Cedar Breaks got it's name, as I was curious. Enjoyed the tour.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shots and great information as always, Gaelyn! It is so beautiful there. Your post brought back lots of memories!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

J said...

Breath-taking photos as ever. I can see why you chose to take up park rangering, it must be an amazing experience to live close to such surroundigns.

Ebie said...

These are lovely views. I have never been to hiking this high of an elevation. I am just admiring the beauty! I love your side of the world!

ewok1993 said...

Nothing beats the natural beauty you see every single day. I have enjoyed the tour.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Stunning scenery. The first scene with the layers of rock is magnificent. How lucky you are to live amongst this.
Janice.

Carver said...

What a magnificent place. I enjoy your tours of the natural wonders so much.

Esther Garvi said...

Jericho ridge is amazing! What an amazing place. I would not want to leave.

Martha Z said...

Great shots, we didn't get to Cedar Breaks when we did a ciruit of Utah parks a few years ago. We spent to much time a Capital Reef, a park we really liked.

Chris said...

Stunning views, thanks for showing us. I've never seen a white thistle before

Snap said...

Breathtaking! Loved the fleabane. Thanks for taking us with you!

SandyCarlson said...

That's an amazing landscape Gaelyn. Beautiful.

Lantaw said...

I love that first photo! stunning view, especially with the different hues of the rocks

Denise said...

Hi Gaelyn, I do love your part of the world. Fantastic images!

Pat said...

What spectacular canyons and view where you are! Thanks for sharing.

Swarna said...

I had thought the Grand Canyon was all shades of only brown. I'm glad to see those other colours in plenty!

Sally in WA said...

What a shame it was so windy. But it made for an interesting tale to share. Spectacular scenery!

mountain.mama said...

What a great place to visit, even when it's cold and windy!

Rajesh said...

The views of Cedar Breaks National Monument are exceptionally beautiful.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Fantastic views. Nothing blurry here.

Arija said...

Superb formations, that first shot, wind or no wind, is fabulous!
A lovely place , and the Fleabane is spectacular as well.

Wolynski said...

It's cold somewhere in this part of the world right now?
Tremendous views and great shots.

sublime wanderer said...

Hi Gaelyn. You may be past your 50s but these travels you have doesn't show you are that age. =)

Small City Scenes said...

Oh wow!!! Breathtaking!! I went over to Yakima canyon and to Naches and up towards White Pass but not as high up as you were. gorgeous. I like the stripes of events in the rocks. i call them events because something happened then. Tomorrow i will post some of my Ea. Wa. pics. The Elderberries were perfect purple and I picked some to try jam, wine whatever. LOL MB

Jenn Jilks said...

So glad you weren't swept away by either the wind or the beauty of it all! Great shots.

Indrani said...

Always stunning images!
Makes me want to fly out there.

Bird said...

What a spectacular part of the world! Lavendar canyon is just awe inspiring.

Janie said...

The effect of sun and clouds on Cedar Breaks and Bryce is always amazing to me. The rocks look translucent in some light.
The yurt looks familiar. We've stayed in one near here on a cross country ski outing.

Camels & Chocolate said...

That top photo so isn't real. Are you a painter now and trying to paint, surreal, fantastical scenery and pull the wool over our eyes? =)

Stunning!

Jazz said...

Beautiful photos Gaelyn, as usual...

Barb said...

Really enjoyed your (windy) tour, Gaelyn. That Fleabane is prolific! Sorry about your broken water heater - hope it's fixed soon.

Louise said...

Love your cloud shadows!

I'm astounded at the weather you had. We have NEVER had bad weather there. Once we had to buy a long-sleeved shirt for our daughter who didn't have a jacket, but it was in the upper 50's. We've always had bright sun and good weather. I have a friend that I learned yesterday was there a week before us. They had hurrican winds and precipitation. They said it was snow, but I'm not sure. We go every year. I guess we are extra lucky!

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