August 15 - October 15, 2014
Well, I did what I came here to do. Hike the Grand Canyon - no, I did not do the Rim to Rim. I know my limitations, but was successful just the same.
I hiked on these trails at the North Rim
North Kaibab, Widforss, Bright Angel, Uncle Jim, Ken Patrick,
Bridle Path, Nature Trail and the Transept Trail
Widforss Trail follows the canyon rim as it skirts the Transept, a large tributary of the Bright Angel Canyon. The trail winds through a mixed spruce-fir forest to a picnic area near Widforss Point overlooking Haunted Canyon.
I walked down into the canyon, to the Coconino overlook. Someday, maybe, who knows, I may come back to hike further down into the canyon.
The mule riders stop here for a break and the mules love to chew on this sign.
hiking back up to the rim
I left the North Rim on Thursday, October 16th. It has been great, I was fortunate to have a beautiful, wooded site for 2 months at a very reasonable fee and earned some money to pay travel expenses and met some great friends.
Phyllis worked in the gift shop with me and we had one day off together each week, so she was my hiking buddy.
I also met up with a blogging friend, Ranger Gaelyn, and we went out to the Walhalla Plateau and to the Saddle Mountain Overlook. There are many, many places to explore on the North Rim, away from the Lodge area, if you have the right vehicle. I hope to come back someday with the right vehicle, a small, strong 4x4 mini camper that will take me out to all of these beautiful places.
Bye for now, North Rim, it holds great memories for me.................