We got a neat camp site in the forest near the road back to the North Rim, the temps are cool, down in the 50's tonight, Pam made hot dogs, and we built a fire in a fire ring, thinking that this may be the last fire we are allowed to build for a while, because of the drought conditions here. We spent a hour or so exploring some back forest roads in the Jeep, and checking out some local landmarks ( one of the National Forest Services oldest Ranger Stations that still exists). We met some nice neighbors from Utah, at the campground, and just hung out all evening, enjoying the smell of a campfire, and the cool mountain air.
|Rolling down 89A! Note the lack of shoulder!|
|Taking a break at a beautiful overlook.|
|Vermillion Cliffs in the background|
|Mike continued up the mountain while I stayed at the overlook shopping at a Navajo jewelry stand. If you look closely, you can see the motor home and the Jeep! That's how high up Mike was!|
|Driving up to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. This is the remains of a forest fire in 2006.|
|The forest is slowly bouncing back.|