Watery Wednesday #147: The Frozen Variety

Betsy enjoying the snow banks along a trail near the Visitor Center at Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah. June 20, 2011.

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Cedar Breaks National Monument, near Cedar City, Utah, was a last minute addition to our itinerary.  After we arrived in Utah on June 18, our good friend Neal suggested that we visit Cedar Breaks.

We did an internet search and found that the roads in Cedar Breaks had been opened on June 17.  We also found we could include a visit to the Monument while driving to see some of the places we had planned to visit.

The elevation at Cedar Breaks varies from 10,100 to 10,500 feet.  As we approached the Monument, my little bride was delighted to see snow on the mountain tops.  As we drove into the park with snow piled high on both sides of the road, Betsy was like a kid in a candy shop, as you can see from the picture above.

We asked a ranger how much snow they had gotten over the winter, and he said they had 395 inches by May 31, which was the ‘official’ end of their winter season.  However, it had snowed several times since then, including the day before we got there.

Betsy enjoying the snow at Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah. June 20, 2011.

If you know anything at all about Betsy, you know she was excited with all that snow around.  And, of course, we had to find a place where she could get out and walk in the snow.  She did not, however, make a snowman for me.

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12 Responses to “Watery Wednesday #147: The Frozen Variety”

  1. Kate Says:

    Well I too love playing in snow! White is the color of purity and peace and I do feel a lot good just by looking at the snow pic!
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  2. Kathy Says:

    How nice to look at this picture on a day that’s so hot and humid!

  3. Sandra Says:

    amazing you could go from desert heat to frozen snow. thanks for the cool photo, it is hot here and no snow in sight. betsy does look happy happy

  4. happyone Says:

    I looked at your other blog first. I thought that was a lot of snow for June!
    WOW! : )

  5. Karin Says:

    It’s fun to be out in the snow in just a t-shirt! One can even get a sunburn! That’s quite a tall bank of snow on either side of the road! So glad Betsy got her wish to see snow on the mountain!

  6. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Yeah for Betsy.

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a fun trip you had! Having raised my family in Montana, I’m familiar with deep snow being around until late spring, but we loved it there. Great shots for the day! Hope your week is going well, George! Enjoy!


  8. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    It looks like snow and sun!! Betsy does look so happy, but she must be COLD!! Bet you didn’t bring any coats and mittens on your trip!!!

  9. ewok1993 Says:

    oh my that is a lot of snow for june.

  10. Neal Says:

    I thought Cedar Breaks was beautiful and it is good to see Betsy enjoying the snow. Over 30 feet of snow??? I think that would even be enough to satisfy Betsy. 🙂 Me…30 millimeters is enough to satisfy me.

  11. Mildred Says:

    How very pretty. I am so thrilled that you and Betsy took this trip of a lifetime!

  12. sartenada Says:

    Wow. Although I am living in Finland where we have a real winter, but we do not have so much snow.

    That was great post George.

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