Gentri Lee: Cedar Breaks

6.26.2012

Cedar Breaks

I planned on driving the hour north to visit my sister on Saturday, we planned to see the movie- Brave. I absolutely LOVED the movie and the music was perfection. I felt like some of the songs became the soundtrack to my weekend.

I ended up spending the night with her and attending church. After that we decided to visit the national monument- Cedar Breaks. I'd heard it was amazing, and I couldn't wait to see for myself! Luckily I had an extra pair of Toms in my car and my sister let me borrow some clothes. All I had were high heels and school clothes... That would have made for an interesting hike.

So listen to the song "Touch The Sky" from Brave as you scroll through my pictures, it's fitting.

This place, oh this place is breathtaking!

Every where you turned was a spectacular view.

They call this the "Amphitheater"

The national monument is called "Cedar Breaks" because of the Cedar Trees and the breaking away that you see in the amphitheater.

Did you know that the difference between a national monument and a national park is- A national park is declared by congress while a national monument is declared by the president because it has historic, prehistoric, or scientific interest?? I thought that was a fun fact to know.
(i love the contrast of my sister's hair against the blue sky. haha!)

The trail we took was called the "Alpine Loop" and it was beautiful.

The trail was covered with wildflowers of every kind.


This particular trail leads to the "Alpine Pond". We had a great time walking around the pond until we met a swarm of mosquitoes that had us running and screaming the other way... literally.

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We had packed a lunch that we ate after our hike at the visitor center while we enjoyed the views.



If you're ever in Southern Utah- I highly recommend giving this place a visit! You don't see things like this every day!

29 comments:

Elisha(: said...

Oh my word! You look so adorable!!

x.

Allison said...

Girl you are making me want to go to Utah for all the hiking! Glad you had your Tom's ready to go an enjoyed your day with your sister!

Alyx said...

Oh, man! I miss hiking so much!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful photos!

Anna said...

what a gorgeous hike! Those photos are so beautiful. I'll be in Park City in September and will definitely need to make a trip down to Southern Utah after seeing how gorgeous it is!

Emma Frances said...

Incredible! I really need to hike more. Oh, and move to Utah where the views are prettier/it's not so dang hot! Haha.

Lei said...

Amazing photos ! Such a beautiful place it is !!

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Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Gentri!! What a beautiful BEAUTIFUL place!! SO gorgeous. I wanna go!! ;)

GingerPeachT said...

im going to see brave in a couple hours! Im so excited hehe
love the pics and so glad you are feeling back to normal!

Amber said...

the music definitely added to the already pretty pics :)

simplyevani.com said...

Amazing photos!! :)

Evani

bridget anne said...

absolutely beautiful post, gentri!

Kylie said...

I really want to see Brave. And now I really want to go there! It looks gorgeous! You got some great shots :)

katilda said...

cedar brrrreaks! i lived in cedar city for 3 years. those landscapes will never stop taking my breath away. i miss the aspens and red rocks!

Allison Taylor said...

Looks like a fun time! I've never been to southern utah before, but it's going on my bucket list!

hah that shadow picture is awesome!

Alexis Kaye said...

Gorgeous! I love the circle collage! :)

brooke field said...

I have not seen such beautiful nature photos in a while. I need to visit! And those wild flowers!!

Kelly Rowe said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Beckie said...

What a gorgeous place! And such beautiful photos you've taken. Really really beautiful. I wish we had such amazing views here in the Bay Area but alas we do not. I want to take a trip and see some redwoods but we'll see if it happens. I don't think it would compare to this though ; ] I must keep Utah in mind as a place to visit--after all the places you've been sharing lately. I mean wow! And I must say, thank you for sharing : ]

Shaylynn... I blahwg It's True. said...

Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy didn't I come!?!?!?

Drama Queen said...

that looks beautiful! what a view! and I am very excited I am going to go see brave tommorow :)

sweet harvest moon said...

Looks beyond amazing!

Courtney B said...

Oh my!! This is SO beautiful! I really need to explore more! And YOU need to call me when you're up here, missy! You totally could've come listened to me and Eric speak in church (so nerve racking!) ha ha :)

dailydoily said...

So beautiful! Wow. I would love to visit some time. ♥ Lindsay

Christi Lynn said...

thats practically in my backyard! haha I really wonder if i will run into you one of these days. I dont know what I would say or do...i bet you are ten times prettier in person so i would be super shy haha

Jenelle Smit said...

Great photos! I love a good hiking day I use to live in S.Korea and they had some great spots. Makes me miss it.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

I totally listened to that song during your post and it was amazing. So fitting :)

KennaLee said...

hahaha gen, our trail was the Alpine Pond, the Alpine Loop is what connects Prove Canyon and American Fork Canyon back home hahaha

Jessie said...

I will add this place to my "to do list" of places to visit. I love Utah.