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Jun 6, 2010 - June 4/5 Grand Canyon

We made the short trip from Bryce Canyon's area to Jacob Lake, Arizona which is approx. 45 miles north of the Grand Canyon's North Rim. The campground here is very nice situated in the Kaibab National Park. There are very tall Ponderosa Pines and Aspen trees throughout the area and we have seen numerous mule deer. We went to the North Rim yesterday and to say that the view was breath taking would be an understatement. The North Rim is by far the nicest with no waves of tourists buses and just absolutely beautiful scenery. The Grand Canyon...

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Aug 11, 2009 - Grand Canyon Trip

August 11th- Today after a good breakfast we rode our motorcycle to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It's about a 225mile round trip that is a good ride through some beautiful desert,big timber forest and then up to the canyon. We had been here before but you just never get over the magnitude of it all. We sat on the porch at the Grand Canyon Lodge and looked out over the canyon and then we rode probably 30 miles inside the park to various observation points. Took tons of pictures but once again it's a disappointment to see how inadequate...

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Jun 5, 2009 - Grand Canyon/North Rim

Kaibab Camper Village, Jacob Lake, AZ, located about 30 miles from the Grand Canyon’s North Rim We left the blazing hot temperatures of Lake Powell for the autumn-like weather of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, which was only 96 miles away. That’s what a 4,000-ft. change in elevation will do for you. While the views from the North Rim are perhaps not quite as dramatic as those from the South Rim, they are still pretty spectacular. And one of the biggest advantages of seeing the Grand Canyon from this location is that there are not nearly as...

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May 15, 2009 - Grand Canyon-North Rim

Although we have visited the South Rim of the Grand Canyon several times, we had not previously made it to the more remote North Rim on the other side of the Grand Canyon. The North Rim is closed by snow each year from mid October to Mid May. This year, we juggled our schedule so that we could make it to the North Rim when it opened on May 15. Thank goodness they didn't have a heavy snow season last winter, or it might have delayed the opening of the North Rim. Unlike the South Rim, there are very few facilities at the North Rim, and far...

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Nov 28, 2008 - Horseshoe Bend and the Vermilion Cliffs

After spending American Thanksgiving in the coach (it was a typical bank holiday –it rained all day) Friday dawned sunny and warm so we headed out for the day. Lake Powell looked stunning. Our first stop was an overlook which gave us a different perspective of the Glen Canyon Dam we had visited on Wednesday. Jenny enjoyed the view as well! A short distance further along was a trail which took you to the edge of the Glen Canyon below the dam and a view of a turning 270 degree turn in the Colorado River known as Horseshoe Bend. It was...

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Oct 10, 2007 - Hiking into the Grand Canyon!

Today we really felt the Grand Canyon in all aspects! First we headed out to Bright Angel Point, a gorgeous view of the canyon. We had lunch at the Grand Canyon Lodge, a historical landmark resort still in full operation. Certainly the best view with lunch we've had! Next, we headed to the North Kaibab Trail. The trail will take you all the way to the Colorado River 14 miles away to a campground because it is a one way day hike. We opted to hike a more manageable two miles into the canyon. We passed through three layers of the canyon. Each...

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Oct 9, 2007 - Visiting the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

If you ever get down here, Be Sure to make the North Rim one of your stops. It is every bit as great as the south rim of the Grand Canyon and much less commercialized. Really a great place to enjoy the awesome displays of the Grand Canyon. We drove to almost all of the viewpoints. My favorite was our drive to Cape Royal and 1\2mile(HAHA-it's more than that)But worth every step. We went and stayed for Sunset-WOW is all I can say. It was really awesome even with a 50 mile trip back in the dark to our campsite. The forest service campground at...

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Oct 8, 2007 - Viva Grand Canyon!

Hello North Rim of the Grand Canyon! We made it after 355 miles and 7 hours of driving. We began the day in Nevada, crossed a small corner of Arizona, went up in to Utah, and then back down in to Arizona. I haven't seen as many "Thank you for visiting" and "Welcome to" signs in one day! We are staying out in the Kaibab Plateau National Forest in the North Rim of the Grand Canyon at a place called the Kaibab Camper Village. We haven't seen the Grand Canyon yet but you know it's there...just beyond the thousands of pines and aspens! The air...

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Aug 27, 2007 - Monument Valley, Grand Canyon (Arizona)

Monument Valley: Now this part of the world has probably been seen by anybody that has watched a western. It IS impressive but it was not like VotG. In VotG as you travelled you felt a part of the whole whereas in MV there is a detachment, a distance. Anyway, the road around the valley goes for nearly 20 miles and comprises a little gravel puncuated by sand or deep sand continually beckoning "kiss me, kiss me". Well, whilst some did all it got from me was a bckward glance. It will be there tomorrow and it will try again but for me life is...

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Jul 23, 2007 - Durango to Jacob Lake, Arizona - North Rim of Grand Canyon

Jeff and Linda's wedding was just outstanding! An outdoor wedding followed by a wonderfully festive reception where everyone seemed to have a great time. They're great together, and I'm so very happy for them. I didn't take any pictures because I didn't want to carry my big Nikon around with me everywhere. It would have been distracting and I didn't want that. Besides, they had a mother and daughter photographic team to record the events, that I hear do outstanding work. My brother and sister in law stayed with me in my rig Thursday thru...

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Jun 20, 2007 - Drive on, pal

We finally made it up the Kaibab National forest trail. We went up 3500 feet in 15 miles. Our campground was a bit more rustic than what we were used to. Water is a precious commodity as they trucked it in daily. We had a great campsite around Jacob Lake. A bit dusty, though. Santa Fe soup for supper and to bed to explore the canyon tomorrow.

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