November 12, 2008

The Cedars

About 3 miles west of our house, we enter an area known locally as The Cedars. In fact, it’s misnamed for the junipers that grown there, which the early settlers called cedars. (Same deal with Cedar City. Should have been Juniper City!)
Today we went riding there for the first time this fall. We thought it’d be a short ride, but we ended up crossing Dry Gulch, cantering down a lot of sandy two-tracks, and going a total of 18 miles in 3 hours. The area is relatively flat, but we still had 1000 feet elevation gain and loss. Here’s some of the interesting country we covered:

Note the window in the rocks:
In the distance, you can see the snow-covered High Uintas:


  1. It's impressive that ya'll manage to find so many new places to ride within a fairly small area. Utah sure has some cool terrain. The window in the rocks is neat. Mischief's mane is looking very long and glamorous.

  2. What's going on? That looks like a sane ride!



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