Ahh, lovely cool pine-scented mountain air and bright green leaves of the aspen trees. After all the hot, dry blowing sand, this was paradise. We have been at the campground of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon for 4 nights. Situated on the canyon rim at 8500 ft, our phones and internet were finally working.
We thought perhaps we would see snow when we got up here, as we are early in the season. This campground doesn’t open until mid-May, but the snow is all gone and the weather has been absolutely perfect with sunny blue skies and high’s in the mid 70’s and low’s in the mid 30’s. Perfect campfire, hiking and sleeping weather.
We’ve spent the past 4 days hiking and going on drives to various scenic overlooks all along the North Rim. One in particular, involved going on 4 wheel drive road 17.5 miles to Point Sublime, which totally lived up to its name. It is the narrowest point of the canyon with only 4 miles over to the South Rim and a short video can be seen here.
We enjoyed a fine dinner in the lodge last night with a window view table of sunset over the canyon. Now we move on, to BLM land and more sun and sand.