As the trail began, you were faced with gigantic red walls made up of sedimentary rock from eons ago.
Life is slow here. It takes many years for a tree to grow to this size, and then many more for it to return to the earth from which it came.
The spiral growth on this dead log comes from it's many (hundreds)? of years of following the suns cycle each year. As it seeks to follow the sun, it wraps itself around and around.
There are many beautiful vista's from the trail. This is looking West back toward the same hoodoo's at the beginning of the trail.
It is hard to see in the photo, but this is a seep spring up in a small canyon. This is the lifeblood for many of the plants that grow here.
A view down canyon from the seep spring site.
.As we continue down the trail, we see many more examples of Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, along with scrub cedar which grows here.
We also get some fantastic views of the Cedar mountains in the distance.