American Locations 30

The trip is from Lewis & Clark Monument, Illinois, to Kickapoo State Park, Illinois, by way of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona

North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Early the next morning we drove back into Kanab to get the generator worked on and take care of some other chores. That afternoon we drove south out of Kanab on Hwy. 89A out of Utah into Arizona. In Fredonia we found a private campground with hook-ups so we could charge everything up and fill up with water. Our only event that evening was to walk down the road to a Dollar General.

The next morning we drove southeast on Hwy. 89A to the National Forest campground at Jacob’s Lake. We secured a site there, then continued south on Hwy. 67 into Grand Canyon National Park. It was a 40 mile or so drive to the North Rim through mostly flat grazing land.

We parked at the North Rim visitor center.

We walked past several dozen cabins.

To the lodge.

We walked through the lodge to windows presenting a panoramic view of the canyon. Of course, the photo doesn’t do it justice. This is a stunning sight to walk up to. All the way from the parking lot to this spot in the lodge you don’t get a glimpse of the canyon, then, wow, there it is.

We hiked the Angel Point Trail, which is just outside the lodge.

We were approaching the point.

Then it was back to the lodge.

There was a vista behind the lodge you could walk out onto.

We posed, of course.

Then we just looked around.

We sat for a while on a bench behind the lodge overlooking the canyon.

In this photo you can see the vista we’d just walked out on.

We then drove to Inspiration Point.

In these photos you can see the canyon snaking off to the east.

I hiked the Inspiration Point Trail.

It passed through some fire damage.

And gave some great vistas.

Then that long 40 mile drive back to Jacob Lake. That evening it was too cold to sit out and enjoy the night sky, dropping into the low 30’s. But I stayed out long enough to enjoy the sunset through the lodge pole pines.

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