A Happy Thanksgiving With Fond Memories
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I'm reminiscing about one the favorite places where I have enjoyed spending the Thanksgiving weekend and that is Cedar Breaks, Utah. Cedar Breaks is located 23 miles (37.01 km) from Cedar City and standing at 10,000 feet (3048 m) elevation is known as a miniature Bryce Canyon.
During a mild autumn, when the short days are not too cold, Cedar Breaks can be one of the best places in the Southwestern U.S. to catch the splendor of fall colors.
Brilliant aspens growing throughout the landscape and along the roadside are accented against tall evergreens.
Getting off the main road on to any of the numerous dirt trails, an entire day can be spent admiring the analogous colors of leaves that drape across the path.
Looking out across the colorful canyon through a knot in the trunk of a Bristlecone Pine, one of the oldest living trees in North America.
After a long day's hike, it's fun to relax and have a picnic by one of numerous streams that flow throughout the area.
At this time of year, it's always wise to keep a careful watch on the weather. Sudden storms can move in with harsh winds, cold temperatures and even snow.
Just come prepared, for Cedar Breaks all covered in snow takes on a difference appearance as a winter wonderland.
No trip to Cedar Breaks is complete without a visit to Navaho Lake. Formed by an ancient lava flow, it was originally named "Pa-Cu-Ay" by the Paiute which means Cloud Lake. This high mountain lake was well named because it does appear to be in the clouds and on top of the world.
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