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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Grand Canyon North Rim

Aloha Everyone,

Spectacular, inspiring, spiritual place.

These are some words I thought of when I came face-to-face with the splendor of the North Rim.  This was our 3rd attempt to try to access the North Rim as it has only a 5 month season, from May 15 to October 15.

Remote and less developed with a fewer number of visitors, I totally fell in love with the place. We had no reservations and were not disappointed to learn that all cabins at the lodge, and the camping sites within the park were full. Therefore our physical stay at the rim was short. but we took in as much of the beauty of the place to make our visit count. We definitely will return to the North Rim.

Dan (back), Denny (left) and Bob (center) were friendly and cordial. The three good friends were traveling on their motorcycles. When I mentioned that I have been to their state of Idaho, but were not able to spend much time, they gave me a list of places we should visit. Gary on the right from Minnesota happened to be sharing the bench.  We were all  mesmerized by the gorgeous colors and panoramic view. Our encounter was short, but we were fellow visitors to the North Rim who shared a brief wonderful moment.

Today was also a day full of wildlife sightings including a coyote who ran across the road in front of Honu (too fast for photo), a family of deer, white tail squirrels, hawks and turkey vultures. and a pair of wild burros.

We found space at the camping site in Kaibab National Forest just outside of the park entrance. Honu is surrounded by tall pine trees and fallen pine cones. J.J. and I are prepared for a cold night.

Please enjoy my photo album from Marble Canyon, Jacob Lake, to the North Rim.

Aloha -- Cathi