Tuesday, September 30, 2014
To get to Cedar Breaks (previous post) I took Utah Rt. 14 out of Cedar City to the east. The road winds through Cedar Canyon before topping out on the Markagunt Plateau. Half-way from Cedar City to Utah Rt. 89, there's a turn off that leads to Cedar Breaks. As you proceed east past the turn off, you drive across a sub-alpine meadow. You then skirt Navajo Lake, which was formed by a creek that was dammed by a blocky lava flow referred to as the Black Rock Desert.
The air on the plateau was brisk and refreshing and the aspen were changing colors. It was a nice break from life in the northern Sonoran Desert.
Friday, September 26, 2014
I'm in Springdale, UT for the 6th annual Zion Canyon Music Festival. This morning, I decided to take a day trip to Cedar Breaks. Cedar Breaks is a natural rock amphitheater over 2000' deep and over 3 miles wide.
I can't describe the photos, so I won't bother with captions. Just know that it's an inhospitable place with rock spires, clefts, rifts, and other geological nonsense and chicanery.
The sky was filled with fast-moving, broken clouds, so the light/shadow was constantly changing.
View from the Ramparts Trail:
View from Point Supreme Overlook:
View from Sunset View Overlook: