Summer Trip – Hiking, swimming, ghost town

Our summer trip finished up with a day of hiking at Cedar Breaks and Cascade Falls in the Dixie National Forest. I always enjoy the drive up Cedar Canyon and visiting Cedar Breaks and Brian Head. I’ve been taking trips there since I was a boy to visit my grandma and grandpa. It’s even more fun going with my dad because he tells stories from when he was a boy. Stories about Boys Cave and Squirrel Rock and pointing out the roads he surveyed while working for the forest service.

Cedar Breaks

Cedar Breaks

Ainhoa and family at Cedar Breaks

Ainhoa and family at Cedar Breaks

The hike to Cascade Falls is fun and easy and there is a nice viewing deck at the falls.

Cascade Falls

Cascade Falls

Emily and Anne at the falls

Emily and Anne at the falls

Grandpa, Sam, and Anne

Grandpa, Sam, and Anne

Hiking up from the water

Hiking up from the water

We finished the afternoon off with time at the Cedar City aquatic center where the kids enjoyed the lazy river, water slide, and big huge bucket of water that continuously filled up until it tipped over and splashed everyone about once every 3 minutes.

At the aquatic center

At the aquatic center

Sam loved the water slide

Sam loved the water slide

On our drive back home, we decided to take a detour and check out the ghost town of Frisco, UT. Frisco’s claim to fame is the huge beehive charcoal ovens and they were certainly impressive; however, it isn’t much of a ghost town. There isn’t a single standing building beyond the ovens; only old foundations. Still, it was interesting to try and imagine what the place was like as an active mining town.

Frisco, Utah ghost town

Frisco, Utah ghost town

Charcoal ovens at the ghost town

Charcoal ovens at the ghost town

Frisco, UT

Frisco, UT

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That's a big oven!

That’s a big oven!

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