Posted by: sunnyharvy | June 9, 2014

Roaming Around – Lee’s Ferry, Kolob Canyons, Cedar Breaks

Lee’s Ferry, AZ is a historic area where a ferry previously crossed the Colorado River just north of where it enters the Grand Canyon and becomes uncross-able for the next 277 miles.

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 Old equipment from days when they tried to mine gold here.

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All the raft trips through the Grand Canyon begin here. This crew was getting ready to depart the next morning.

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We had hoped to paddle our kayaks up the stretch north of here towards the Glen Canyon Dam, but 100 degree temperatures prevented any sort of activity beyond sitting in the shade until after sunset when we took a little walk around. The forecast called for more of the same, so we departed for higher altitudes the next morning.

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Nearby Navajo Bridge over the Colorado.

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We spent the afternoon driving around a more remote area of Zion National Park at the Kolob Canyons, which we thought looked a bit like a red rock version of Yosemite Valley.

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Our next stop, Cedar Breaks National Monument, at 10,200-feet provided the relief we were after with high temperatures in the low 70’s. It also offered ample scenery, both dramatic and serene.

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Relaxing at the camp site.

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Here’s a couple more of Al’s panoramics. Reminder: click on to see at larger size.

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Responses

  1. Nice panoramas…….

  2. aw c’mon. Surely you’re getting tired of all this beauty…


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