PFTA: Alpine Pond

There is a nice, moderate two mile trail, just north of the visitor center at Cedar Breaks National Monument that leads to an alpine pond. It’s a beautiful trail, with many interesting trees, flowers (especially in mid-summer), and of course the pond.

It is very peaceful there and one could meditate for hours in the beauty and solitude it provides. Just be aware that oxygen may be hard to acquire for some people, because Cedar Breaks is approximately 10,000 feet above sea level.

It is a special place to enjoy with friends and family.

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Enjoy,

Kelly

Mysteries of Fire

Fire can be a strange substance. It’s cozy in a campsite while roasting hotdogs and marshmallows. It can be destructive in excess. If a forest it can be very strange, from a small ember to creating its own weather.

I’ve been through a couple of forest fires, the first one was a mess. The second one, well, my friend is still upset with me for trying to burn up her car. We were driving on a back road and it turned into a forest fire. I had her stop and ran out with my camera to a burning stump and got this shot. It’s a once in a lifetime shot.

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