American Locations 33

The trip is from Lewis & Clark Monument, Illinois, to Kickapoo State Park, Illinois, by way of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona

Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

Early that morning we drove up into Cedar Breaks NM. These mountains are the highest elevations in Utah.

We were soon up in the snow.

We stopped at the visitor center, but it was closed.

There was a reason the visitor center was put here. The view.

I hiked a mile-long trail along the mountain rim. It was right on the edge, steeply up and down, and half-covered in deep snow and the other half in deep mud from the snow melt. Very challenging.

In the upper left of this photo you can see two people ahead of me on the trail.

I continued on the trail.

In this photo you can barely make out an overlook on the trail.

There was snow along the trail.

In some places there was a lot of snow to tramp through. I still enjoy playing in the snow, but I was cautious as this sloppy snow-covered trail was on the edge of a serious drop-off.

In these photos you can see the trail snaking out to the overlook.

There were some interesting trees along the way.

I finally made it to the overlook. There was a couple I traded photos with.

Great views from the overlook.

Then it was time to hike back.

Next Location – Cedar Breaks National Monument 2

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