North for a little culture and scenery and cooler weather

We were up in Cedar City over the past couple days for a couple of Shakespeare plays — Henry the IV, Part 2 and Taming of the Shrew, both excellent and very funny — and a drive up through Cedar Breaks and back through Brian Head.

From Cedar Breaks one could see Cedar City in the distance and almost make out the theater, if I’d not left the binoculars in the motel room.

You can see Cedar City below.

You can see Cedar City below.

The sun managed to peek through the clouds and onto the peaks.

The sun managed to peek through the clouds and onto the peaks.

With all the recent rain the Colubines were in bloom.

With all the recent rain the Columbines were in bloom.

The Paintbrushes too.

The Paintbrushes too.

The hoodoos looked like ancient city.

The hoodoos looked like an ancient city.



18 comments on “North for a little culture and scenery and cooler weather

  1. My old stomping grounds…I surely miss those beautiful vistas up there where it’s cooler.

  2. Steve says:

    I have property in Sky Haven,,,,16 miles back from Swains Creek.

    I will be there this weekend….and Saturday night,,, Counts 77 are playing Brian Head!
    Let the Rockin’ do the Talkin’ !!!
    Then back to Sky Haven for the night and wake up to a beautiful Sunday morning!

  3. Sounds delightful. Enjoy.

  4. Steve says:

    If you like,
    I will do some pictures.

  5. Steve says:

    Sadness over another movie theater episode with a crazy, suicidal, person insisting on taking out others on his way to the end.
    More sadness over the family knifed to death by their own children….

    Second amendment? I think not.

    Victims, RIP. Survivors, we hope you overcome and continue.

    Thought I would cover these before Nyp jumps to conclusions.

  6. nyp says:

    Looks lovely.

    Today’s Second Amendment moment: eight shot in movie theater in Lafayette, LA.

  7. Patricia Cafferata says:

    Beautiful. Patricia D. Cafferata, Esq.

  8. Steve says:

    and there it is….the splash of a nyp jumping to conclusions.

  9. nyp says:

    The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a movie theater full of good guys with guns.

  10. Don’t quit your day job…

  11. Steve says:

    So what stops the children with knives killing their family, nyp?

  12. bc says:

    Beautiful country there Thomas, my old stomping grounds as well. Enjoy the scenery and the plays, my first play there was A Midsummers Nights Dream, walked up to the school when I was about 12, bought a ticket and quite enjoyed myself. Another great way to watch Shakespeare is at Lake Tahoe, they do/did a great festival every summer on the beach at night.

  13. I was fortunate enough to spend the last four years of my career with Rocky Mountain Power based out of Cedar City…so all of this territory was my work route. The last play I saw at the Shakespeare Festival was “Lend Me A Tenor,” it was a delight! It was so popular that it went to Broadway the next year for a successful run. I’m needing to go back for a little fishing at Panguitch Lake and Mammoth Creek with a stop for a good steak & coconut shrimp at Rusty’s Ranch House up Cedar Canyon. And Steve you never cease to amaze me…the Count 77’s at Brian Head…hard 70’s rock in the mountains…sounds fun!

  14. Winston Smith says:

    I lived in Hurricane for two years, but never stomped…

  15. Steve says:

    Cedar Breaks North View.

    Counts 77 rockin’ Brian Head Resort (Now THIS is culture!)

    Here are a few of the show cars, including the only one to do a burn out.

    And whats a car show with out some burn outs?
    Here’s one (There were seven)

  16. Steve says:

    Lets try that video again:

  17. Steve says:

    This time from YouTube.

  18. Sorry, not into burn outs. Fouling that pristine air with burning tire smoke seems sacrilegious IMHO. Loved the other pictures though!

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