Friday, June 11, 2021

More Southern Utah Sights

 Panguitch, Utah       High 81 Low 28

Last night got very cool. Some one in town told us he had frost this morning.

We drove past Panguitch Lake and continued on to Cedar Breaks National Monument. None of us had been there before. It looks a lot like Bryce Canyon without all the Hoodoos. There are some but they don't stand out from the mountain like Bryce. We felt it looked like Bryce because it has the same colors in it.

The wind was blowing so hard that it was very chilly and unpleasant when we went out on the view points. But, at least we can say we have been there. I guess it's still a little early in the year because the visitor center was closed. The elevation where we were said 10,400 feet. 

I guess because of the altitude, we saw patches of snow. I don't think they show in any of the pictures.

After we left Cedar Breaks we went past a road that said Mammoth Creek. It was closed because of the forest fire there. I'm sure the wind didn't make it very easy to fight the fire. We had noticed a lot of tents at the fairgrounds in Panguitch and were told today they we for all the firefighters fighting the Mammoth Fire.

We continued on to Navaho Lake which I have been past before and always thought it was very pretty. It was only about 1/2 full because of all the drought. It made it so it wasn't quite so pretty and all the hills that normally were green were quite dry.

The side of the lake left of the straight line usually has water. we could see where the water level usually was.

After Navajo Lake there was a turn off that said Lava field. Someone had told Linda that they were worth a short detour and we decided to go see them. They were right about it being worth seeing. There are a lot of miles of lava boulders. From the sign a Navajo Lake it would seem that the whole top of the mountains was lava. We had noticed lots of it on the way to Cedar Breaks.

I'm going to put more pictures from Bryce Canyon on this post. There were lots to choose from.

 Tomorrow there is an antique transportation parade here in Panguitch along with a quilt race. We don't know what the quilt race is but we will watch and find out.

Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. Such beautiful country. The lava fields always fascinate me ... to imagine it when molten flowing down the hill. Can't wait to hear about the quilt race!!