This post was created on my iphone, i hope the layout is ok as I have not looked at it on a computer. I wonder if the pictures are tiny.
October 16, 2014
On Thursday morning I left the North Rim heading north on Hwy. 67, the only road out. At Jacob Lake I turned right, heading toward the South Rim but will camp along the way to break up the 5 hour drive. I always take my time and stop to check things out and I know it will take more than 5 hours.
Hwy 89A skirts the southern border of Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. A curvy, hilly drive through beautiful scenery. I stopped at several overlooks and pullouts to read signs and stretch my legs.
At the House Rock Valley Overlook there was a short trail so I walked as far as I could to the edge of a cliff.
Lunch was at Cliff Dwellers - sat at a table outside and enjoyed the view. Very good food and generous servings.
The next stop was Navajo Bridge. The Interpretive Center was closed (they are remodeling after a fire, check online for a re-opening date) so I crossed the bridge and parked in a small parking lot on the other side. There was access here to walk across the original bridge. There are 2 bridges side by side.
The bridges span Marble Canyon over the Colorado River. One built in 1924 (now a pedestrian bridge) and the newer highway bridge built in 1995.
I crossed back over the bridge and drove a short distance then turned toward Lees Ferry.
to be continued...