Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Grand Canyon, North Rim

Thursday, July 9, 2009
Finally I get to posting the second leg of our roadtrip. We left Zion and headed to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It's a much less traveled road with only about 10% of the visitors as the South Rim. That fact alone was very appealing to us.

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There is only one campsite and one lodging area. But there are splendid. The sites in the campground are large and spacious (not parking lot camping here). It is a quiet campground (until we roll in) and you can feel that you are surrounded by outdoor enthusiasts.

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We arrived in late May and the weather is still very cool. There was some hail and I was wishing I had my trusty Ugg boots with me. I had certain thoughts about it being Cullen country and kept a close eye on my adventurers. That said, the crispness was refreshing and the days were perfectly pleasant and fantastic for hiking.

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A few more highlights from the Grand Canyon:

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Discoveries. Making new feathered friends.

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Exploring. Lots of exploring.

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Appreciation. Truly majestic.

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Sinking into the canyon.

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Naturally, a pick up game of ball.

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Good campfires. Building fires was certainly a highlight for some of our campers.

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Nice down time. Even with an extra load sleeping in the pack the peaceful, quiet surroundings rejuevenate.

Truth be told we rolled out of this leg a bit early and headed to our next spot. It was a little cool and we had minor technical trouble with our rented RV. With no regrets this was a lovely spot on our trip.

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