Remember that when you leave this Earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given, a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. -St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hiking @ the North Rim

"There is not one path. There is not even the right path.There is only your path and you know it's yours by how it feels to you."

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

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. 

Transept Trail

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.................


  1. I really envy you such a long stay at the beautiful. I have never seen a 4x4 mini. camper but would love to.

  2. A wonderful place to spend a few months.

  3. What a beautiful place! It's one my bucket list to visit. BTW, I'm your newest follower! :)

  4. So glad you got the opportunity to BE here and hike the trails. You did good to get to the Coconino. Was awesome to meet you and share some of this beauty. Hope to see you on the road again. Hope all is well.

  5. What a fantastic place to spend a few months at to work and yet be able to explore and enjoy.


Hi, I welcome your thoughts and comments.

Drake Tax Software

Overnight stays in these states:

Overnight stays in these states:
It is the sandstorm that shape the stone statues of the Desert. It is the struggles of Life that form a person's character ~ Native American Proverb