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.
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!