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Jun 4, 2015 - North Rim, Grand Canyon

Todays goal is to go to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We will be staying at Kaibab RV Village for a couple nights. It took us about 5+ hours. We set up and put our jackets on for the evening. We went from 105 degrees to 74. Tomorrow we will go visit the North Rim. We took them to the South Rim last year. The North Rim is so much prettier and less populated than the South Rim. It is about a 40 mile drive from our campsite.

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May 27, 2015 - Hiking into the Canyon - South Kaibab Trail

Welcome back to the Grand Canyon, friends. Today, we’re going for a little walk… In my continuing effort to show you something other than a never-ending stream of “canyon rim landscapes” for the next four months. After all… the view is so much nicer down in the canyon, with no haze, or great distances to distort or otherwise obscure the scenery. The colors are brighter, the environment is different, and there are even a few wildflowers and cactus blooms to add a splash of color to the arid landscape. Today we'll be hiking the South Kaibab...

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May 25, 2015 - Grand Canyon National Park

Extraordinaire se paysage qu`est le Grand Canyon du Colorado. L`une des sept merveilles naturelle du monde dit-on. Avec ses vallées vertigineuses, ses gouffres, ses fissures…wow. Sur 446 km de long, c`est le plus fastueux univers minéral de la planète. Toutes ces couches de roches et de sédiments aux couleurs variées s`ajoute à l`immensité de l`endroit où le Fleuve Colorado a fait son nid au centre depuis des millions d`années. Nous nous attendions à grand mais c`était encore plus grand. Grosse journée pour les enfants car nous avons fait...

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May 19, 2015 - The Grand Canyon

We began the day with a fabulous breakfast at the El Tovar. This lodge is very nice. Richly appointed with beautiful woodwork throughout, beautiful antiques and many prairie like appointments. It was built here close to the train depot for those travellers coming by train. That train still arrives daily from Williams AZ. We begin the day with a trip to the Desert View area of the Park. Here is Mary Colter's Watchtower. From there we again see spectacular views of the Canyon and the Colorado River below. Mary Colter was a very interesting...

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May 18, 2015 - Montezuma 's Castle, Sedona and the Grand Canyon

We are on the road! As we drive out of Phoenix we drive thrrough Scottsdale with great views of Camelback. We have been here a couple of times in the last 2 days but it is a great sight. Our morning stop is Montezuma's Castle, a 12th & 13th century Native American cliff dwelling. What we could see was a 5 story 20 room dwelling. It was about 100 feet above the Verde Valley. Early American settlers assumed that the structure was Aztec in origin and hence named it Montezuma's Castle. It is now believed that the area was agriculturally settled...

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May 1, 2015 - Grand Canyon

415 miles from Bisbee to Grand Canyon! It was about 6 hours of driving, through 95* weather in Phoenix (thank gosh for the powerful A/C in the new truck!). Our first night, we stayed at the Desert View campground, which is on the East side of the Canyon. About 30 miles from the entrance gate. Our campground host was from Farmington, Maine! We were able to catch sunset over the Canyon. What a beautiful site! The next day we moved campgrounds, over to the bigger, more populous campground called Mather Campground. They have over 400 sites...

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Apr 27, 2015 - Grand Canyon

What can one say about the Grand Canyon on a glorious, sunny day...except absolutely breathtaking! After spending several hours there, we drove back to Williams the long way and drove through the Wupatki and Sunset Crater National Monuments. It was a little late in the day but still absolutely gorgeous!

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2015 Southwest Trip

Apr 27, 2015 - Snow, Critters, Drama, and the FBI

Good morning, campers… It’s another “gorgeous” day at the canyon. Never mind those 30 degree early morning temperatures, the sun’s coming out to turn up the heat to a comfy 68 or so. It may be cool up here at 7000 ft, but to all the elk, mule deer, squirrels, and other critters… it’s springtime. (Just don’t try to tell that to all the tourists showing up in shorts and t-shirts.) There’s not a day that goes by, we don’t have elk grazing near the camper, or rabbits, squirrels, and a myriad of interesting birds. Breezy loves it here, although...

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Apr 25, 2015 - Grand Canyon, AZ

4/25 - 4/26/2015 We headed to the Grand Canyon at 9:15 am on Hwy 160SW, 89S, & 64W. Good driving weather; temps in the low 60s and overcast. The landscape in Arizona on hwy from Kayenta to Tuba City was not very pretty. We had lunch at a closed Indian jewelry stop on Hwy 89 a few miles south of Cameron. I realized we were heading the wrong way when I saw signs leading to Wupatki Nat'l Mon. We had missed the right turnoff to Hwy 64W at Cameron on the rotary. The directional signs where not very clear due to construction at Cameron. We lost...

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Apr 15, 2015 - Arrival: Grand Canyon National Park

Cindy and I arrived at the Grand Canyon National Park on the 2nd of April. Having never visited, all we knew about the place (like most people) was what we’d seen in photos, and perhaps a snippet from a “National Parks” video or two on TV over the years. Basically… it was a “Big, pretty, ancient crack in the earth that people wanted to visit”, ourselves included. We were very fortunate to have been hired on, as two of only 30 or so seasonal employees of the Grand Canyon Association (GCA) for a 6-month seasonal position at the park. If what...

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Mar 8, 2015 - Arizona - The Grand Canyon

From Page we drove to the Grand Canyon, where we lucked out (though my initial thought was that it was bad luck, not good, because I wasn’t sure I would make it) and managed to get last minute beds at Phantom Ranch in the bottom of the canyon. We walked from the top to the bottom in 7 hours, and since they warn you that it will take twice as long to come up as go down, I expected a very long return hike. But my knees do much better at uphill than downhill (as some Second Sixties hikers can attest to!) and we actually made it up in 7 1/2...

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Mar 8, 2015 - Phoenix via Sonoran Desert to Grand Canyon

Today temperatures of 85F were predicted but it would get much cooler this afternoon when we climb higher. Leaving the hotel suburb we saw orange trees in gardens and dry river beds which had flooded last year. On the outskirts were casinos, often on native land as they earn a premium from them. Out of 320 million population only 2 million are native Americans, biggest tribe is Navaho with 300,000. Highway 101 North then Black Canyon highway/Interstate 17 took us on a steady climb of 1000 feet and along miles of cacti lined road until they...

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