Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah

After visiting the Orderville Mine Rock Shop, Tom and I headed to Cedar Breaks National Monument.  After spending a week with temperatures over 100, we were looking forward to the average July temperature at Cedar Breaks of 63. Cedar Breaks National Monument is a natural amphitheater filled with heavily eroded rock spires and hoodoos.  The …

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Stars Which You Set in Place

Tom is helping with a night sky event being held here at Pipe Spring National Monument in September.  He will be in charge of one of the powerful telescopes pointing toward different constellations and planets.  Tom knows all the constellations and has tried, unsuccessfully, to teach them to me.  I just don’t see well at …

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Snow Canyon State Park, Utah

Tom and I have been heading to St. George Utah on a regular basis, every two to three weeks.  St. George has 100,000 people and has all the big box stores and chain restaurants you could desire.  The grocery stores are bigger and there is a Lowes and JoAnns.  It takes about  75 minutes to …

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Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

After hiking around Red Canyon, Tom and I decided to drive up to Bryce Canyon National Park.  As I mentioned last week, we have visited Bryce Canyon National Park several times.  It is one of our favorite parks.  Bryce Canyon is more accessible than the Grand Canyon and less crowded than Zion.  The scenery (and …

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Wagons Heading West at Pipe Spring

Wagons were an important form of transportation for pioneers heading west and for everyday transportation.  Here at Pipe Spring we have six wagons scattered around the monument.  Each wagon is a little different.  Today I give you an opportunity to see and learn about the Pipe Spring wagons. The first wagon you encounter at Pipe …

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