|Localized deluge at sunset from Jumpup Point|
"Rise free from care before the dawn, and seek adventures."
- Henry David Thoreau
Grand Canyon National Park is a very busy place in the summer, and I’m a little crowd-averse. The North Rim, though, is a whole lot quieter than the south. Better yet, when you’re willing to get off the paved roads there is near-solitude.
There are a lot of dirt roads north of the Grand Canyon, and better yet, they’re mostly in the Kaibab National Forest, which allows dispersed camping. So, after lots of research my husband and I packed up the Four Wheel Camper and the dog and enough beer and ice cream sandwiches for a week and headed out.
|Monsoon view from Crazy Jug Point|
My favorite shot (The header image) comes from Jumpup Point, where wave after wave of rain passed to the south and the gorgeous light intermittently broke through. This was the toughest of the drives by far, but absolutely worth the trouble.
|Fire Point Sunrise|
|Summer lupines and indian paintbrush among the aspens|
|Marble View sunrise|
We were out of ice cream sandwiches so, as much as we hated to leave, it was time. Like any good trip, I’ve gathered enough ideas for at least two more trips out here and I know I’ll be back.
Thanks for stopping by. There are more images from this trip in the Grand Canyon Gallery in case you haven’t yet had your fill.