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|CEDAR BREAKS UTAH|
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Below are some notes and photos of a 3 day North Grand Canyon Trip that started by running up through Cedar Breaks. The ride was truly refreshing and as you'll see is a great place off the beaten path of excellent motorcycle roads.
After a few miles on the highway... time for lunch heading to the North Rim! Noteworthy is the rest areas in Utah, nicest I've seen and similar to what we've seen in Europe. Truly clean bathrooms, covered picnic tables, vending machines. Everything for what it was made for. Thanks Utah, Nevada has the huge learning curve, half the time closed and filthy. Since 1956 of being in the Las Vegas area, you'd think they could take a lesson or two from nearby states. Eh...
Lunch Away! Ania and her portable great food :)
Never saw a road with this many cracks in it before. We happened on this by accident but thought it would make a nice addition to our motorcycle roads. It matched my bungee straps. Side note about these tar snakes, they are really slippery so if headed into the canyons turn you'll feel the bike slipping.
After making our way through a few cities we see the summit before us. This summit reaches some 10,000ft and requires chains in the winter. During riding weather though, it's a favorite among our highways we love to travel on.
Nice to have a set a twisties to practice a little cornering, unfortunately she lost me along the way... :(
As you can see, the shadows are stretching across the highways and need to think about getting somewhere for the night.
Ania is nowhere in sight and about to miss a great site. Cedar Breaks is a short connecting point between destinations. Guess I'll hunt and peck and see if I can chase her down.
Moving along, the bride is found and then by foot take a short path to a ledge at Cedar Breaks. What is Cedar Breaks? We'll, it's a miniature version of Bryce Canyon with hundreds of tall figures & patterns of red stone strewn across one amphitheater. The stone images are hoodoo's from the legends and tales of Paiute Indian's.
Let's see what we have.
10,400 feet Elevation
Further up the short trail we see another sign, ok...
All of a sudden the path ends abruptly, leaving in front of us the picture below, the most awesome Cedar Breaks. Early in the morning or late afternoon highlights the patterns.
We still had on our helmets and thought this was just going to be a quick shot or two but surprised to see such beauty. Mankind deserves nothing, especially this kind of reward.
The shadows aren't getting any shorter. Also, you can see the changing seasons by means of the trees, many by which are Aspens among others. September is a good time to plan a Southern Utah adventure or there a bouts. It's a matter of about a 3 week window when the trees provide an unrivaled brilliance of gold's, lime greens and reds across evergreen forest.
This little stretch of highway had plenty to offer. Check out the thousands of fur balls next to the roads, with NO FENCE. This entire area is littered with livestock of different types, especially as evening started to set in.
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