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Sep 26, 2017 - Grand Canyon North Rim

The Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim offers a serene Grand Canyon experience. It is more remote and less developed than the South Rim, and so it attracts far fewer tourists. Many people think its viewpoints are the most spectacular, since they are located at a higher elevation. The North Rim forms the edge of the Kaibab Plateau, with elevation ranging from 8,000-8,800 feet above sea level. Access is via Hwy 67, through a majestic conifer forest and past scenic Jacob Lake. The drive is beautiful, even before you reach the national...

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2017 RV Adventure

Jun 21, 2017 - INCREDIBLE!!

Today was probably one of the most incredible days of scenery yet! Today we traveled to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Now the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is by far a beautiful place, but the scenery from the North Rim is incredible. The North Rim is more primitive and rugged than the South. Even the lodge on the North is more picturesque than anything on the South. We started the day by taking a small detour to visit Pipe Spring National Monument. Pipe Springs was declared a National Monument in 1923. It is where Brigham Young sent...

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Utah and Back

Jun 5, 2017 - Grand Canyon's North Rim

Mon., June 5th – What better way to celebrate our 48th anniversary than to revisit the Grand Canyon with lunch at the beautiful Grand Lodge. This was our first time to see the views from the North Rim. They were every bit as awe inspiring as the South Rim with fewer people and a little cooler temps. We walked Bright Angel Point and Imperial Point before heading back to Page to do another sunset hike to Horseshoe Bend.

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Oct 16, 2016 - North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park

Today we got up early and are headed to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It is an 80 mile drive from Kanab, UT, where we are camping. The North Rim is less visited by far than the South Rim, more remote, higher in altitude at 8,000 feet, at least 10 degrees colder, open Mid-May to mid-October, and closed by snow for half the year. We have never been and we really wanted to go! The Lodge at the North Rim closes for the season after breakfast TODAY, and we are headed there. We left at 7 AM, and when we crossed the state border we gained an...

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Nov 15, 2014 - Southern Utah Photography Tour Part 3

Our last day of the photography tour was to catch sunrise at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. After getting up at 0400 and making the 80+ mile drive to North Rim, AZ to see the Grand Canyon from the other side, we were greeted by low clouds/fog at Bright Angel Point. There were so many clouds that the view of the canyon and the horizon was obscured at sunrise so the only thing we could do was wait to see if the clouds/fog would lift or burn off. Good thing come to those who wait. While the clouds never completely left, there were breaks...

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2014 Cross Country 2

Sep 25, 2014 - Roaring Springs

The North Kaibab Trail is the only maintained trail from the North Rim that can take you all the way down to the Colorado River. It is 15 miles one way to the river—with over a mile drop in elevation—and NOT a day hike. However, there are several destinations that make great day hikes. Do be aware that the trail begins at 8,000 feet in elevation, and therefore is pretty strenuous hiking back out no matter how you look at it! A 1/2 mile from the trailhead is Coconino Overlook, two miles from the rim, is the Supai Tunnel. This is the turning...

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2014 RV Adventure

Sep 23, 2014 - Grand Canyon NP (North Rim)

The Grand Canyon North Rim offers a serene and enthralling Grand Canyon experience. It is more remote and less developed than the South Rim, and so it attracts far fewer tourists. Many people think its viewpoints are the most spectacular, since they are located at a higher elevation. The North Rim forms the edge of the Kaibab Plateau, with elevation ranging from 8,000-8,800 feet above sea level. Access is via Hwy 67, through a majestic conifer forest and past scenic Jacob Lake. The drive is beautiful, even before you reach the national...

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2014 RV Adventure

Jul 19, 2013 - 7/10-7/13, Wednesday-Saturday, Grand Canyon, North Rim, AZ

7/10 - On our drive from Nipton, we went through Las Vegas (not impressed), Nevada, then entered Arizona, then north a bit into Utah, then back down into AZ again. When we first entered AZ, we went through a mountain pass on I-15 that had me in tears, it was so, so awesomely beautiful! (The pictures, however, are quite blah, so am not posting.) When we arrived at the North Rim Campground, the first thing we did was walk to the edge of the CG and get my first glimpse of the canyon. Awesome! But it was just a taste. The next day and the next...

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Sep 29, 2012 - Out on the rim

The sunrises early here in northern Arizona, mostly due to the lack of Daylight Savings Time, and so did we. After a quick breakfast we packed the cooler, threw it in the Vue and started on the 45 mile journey to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The quaking aspens along the way were displaying their best fall colors, from gold to red. Mixed in with the conifer forest it was quite a sight. We also passed through many miles of charred trees, a result of a major fire in 2006. Lost were thousands of acres of Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine,...

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Oct 14, 2011 - WHO'S BRIGHTY?

It has been several weeks since I last posted an update to our travel journal. Those of you who read about our travels regularly know that my father passed away recently. After our stop in Glacier National Park, we headed back to Southern California for his services (with military honor guard), spent a few weeks visiting with relatives and friends and working on our Fallbrook house. But not to be daunted by life’s inevitable griefs and worries, we are back on the road….at least for a few more weeks. One of our first stops was a “Bucket...

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Jun 6, 2011 - Grand Canyon North Rim AZ 6/5/2011

We had a big breakfast, broke camp as it started to get hot (expecting mid 90's today) and left for Jacob's Lake AZ. We climbed from the 3900' at the Lake Powell campground to 7600' at Antelope Pass where the road went between high rock walls on a steep winding road. We crossed the Colorado River at Lee's Ferry on the Navajo Bridge across what is the beginning of the Grand Canyon. The Navajo sandstone formations of the mountains and mesas around Page gave way to softer formations that were prone to split and crumble. We passed huge boulders...

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Jul 8, 2010 - North Rim Grand Canyon

The drive from Flagstaff to the North Rim was the most spectacular to date. We keep driving up and down from one plateau to another. We descended from Flagstaff and drove mostly through the Navajo reservation. We crossed the Colorado River at Marble Canyon and continued along the base of the Vermillion Cliffs before climbing back up to the Kanab Plateau where the Grand Canyon is. (Some sharp curves. We ran into one truck that had just overturned. No one looked hurt, but it did make us more careful) The pictures can't do the Canyon justice,...

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Westward Bound 2010

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