The Trail
Bluff Fort
The Foundation
Contact Us









Site 18, The Cedars
Detouring to the higher elevations to the north brought the pioneers to a thick juniper forest, commonly referred to as the Cedars. Here chopping crews advanced ahead of the wagons to chop a 20-mile path. The uneven terrain also required the construction of dugways (rock fill) to bridge paths down/up ridges and washes.

Scroll down to view full gallery.
Video Clips - click to load viewer
Hole-in-the-Rock/River Gorge - winter conditions, Lamont Crabtree Photo
The Cedars
Still Images - click to enlarge

Grand Gulch -- The detour around Grand Gulch took the pioneers to a higher elevation where the desert terrain gave way to a thick juniper forest. Lamont Crabtree Photo
Juniper forest path around Grand Gulch
Grand Gulch -- Forest terrain around the head of Grand Gulch, Lamont Crabtree Photo
Forested terrain around Grand Gulch
Harmony Flat-- one of several clearings between the thick junipers, Lamont Crabtree Photo
Harmony Flat
Trail still visible through the junipers, Lamont Crabtree Photo
Path cut through the forest
Chopped stumps along the pioneers path through the cedars, Lamont Crabtree Photo
Pioneer path - chopped tree stumps
Chopped path through the cedars, Lamont Crabtree Photo
Pioneer path - chopped through the trees
Chopped tree stump along the pioneers' trail through the cedars, Lamont Crabtree Photo
Chopped tree stump along pioneer path
Image submittals are welcome! We are particularly interested in photos prior to Lake Powell. Click on "Contact Us" for details.

|The Trail|Bluff Fort|Histories|HIR Foundation|Contact Us|Donate
© Copyright Hole-in-the-Rock Foundation ® 2008


The Hole-in-the-Rock Foundation Preserving the History and Sharing the Legacy









Thursday, March 18th, 1880. "Drove 3 miles yesterday, and 6 today and made camp in a sagebrush opening in the cedars which are now very thick all around us. There is a force of men ahead chopping all the time. There is a good deal of snow and mud making the wheeling very heavy. We left one of [the] wagons and a load in it this morning as our teams are getting very weak."
Platte D. Lyman