Sunday, July 22, 2012

Visiting Canyons, Pt 3

We got off the raft at Lee's Ferry, and then took our shuttle to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, arriving late at night.  In the morning, we went to breakfast at the Lodge, where I was stunned to see a view over the canyon.  Having arrived late in the dark, I was totally unaware of how close we were to the rim, but we were right there.  Our cabin wasn't right on the rim, but a very short (2 minute, maybe) walk.  And what a view!

I'm sure you've all seen pictures, but they really don't get anywhere close to the real thing. 

When I first moved from the west to the midwest, I drove across country, partly on a southern route. And I went for a short visit to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was beautiful. But the North Rim is way better.

We spent two nights at the Grand Canyon, walked on the easy trails, took a shuttle ride to some of the viewing areas.  Just, wow.

This was our home away from home at the Grand Canyon.  These cabins are just lovely!  They're pretty basic, but have hot showers and comfortable beds, and great food not far away at the main lodge.

Tomorrow, on to Zion!


  1. These pictures bring back such great memories! Thanks for posting!

  2. North rim IS way better, isn't it!

  3. I've been loving your photos these last couple of posts. Just gorgeous!