Rebecca Wilks

Rebecca Wilks; Photographer, Teacher, Yarnellian, Do-Gooder

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Quiet on the Rim

Bright Angel Point
It was nothing short of ridiculous to wedge this driving trip into an already busy April.  Then again, this was an offer I couldn’t refuse.  We were invited to visit a friend who’s a Ranger at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon before the park actually opened for the season on May 15.  See what I mean?

San Francisco Peaks framed by storm clouds
Imagine; we saw maybe 5 people during the couple of days we were there.  The deserted lodge felt post-apocalyptic.  The parking lot was empty.  We were alone on the trails.

Perhaps the best part, though, was the weather.  April is an odd time for storm light, but we got lucky.

The mobile office (Four Wheel Camper) on the edge of Marble Canyon
After a couple of days there, we dropped down to the Marble Canyon area for more solitude, more storm light, and warmer temps.  Nothing resets the chaos in my head like solitude and quiet.  Sometimes all I could hear was the swish of Ravens’ wings and the roar of the rapids on the Colorado River below.

Marble Canyon View
Maybe the images will bring you a little closer to a peaceful place.  There are more in the Grand Canyon Gallery on


  1. ridiculousness seems to work for you!!!!

    1. Ha; as long as I can catch up on sleep soon after. Thanks for the comment and the read.