I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.


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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Back to Grand Canyon National Park

Highway 67 into the North Rim 2008
Summer is on its way and that means it’s time for me to return to work as a seasonal Park Ranger at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

The road trip was just what I needed. I took the camper to a storage place in Kanab, Utah last Saturday then drove nonstop back to my winter home.

Home at the canyon
I leave Yarnell Sunday and arrive in the park Monday to set up my rolling home for almost six months in the employee campground under the Ponderosa Pines, my favorite tree.

Me ready to hike last year
I’m supposed to have a phone and internet by Tuesday. But I’m being told the broadband is used up, which I refuse to believe, and that I will have to settle with dial-up. No Way! I had DSL last year and want it this year also. More on that later.

Redbud along North Kaibab Trail
A week from today, just in case I can’t get back online, I leave for a four day hike across the canyon plus 4-5 days of training on the South Rim. I’m sure to have 100’s of pics with my new camera so there’ll be plenty to see of the canyon in the near future.

North Rim from Bright Angel Trail
I’m looking forward to another great summer at Grand Canyon National Park. Hope you’ll come for a visit, for real or virtual.


Amanda said...

Sounds like you are in store for a fantastic 6 months, now tell us about your new camera!!

Natural Moments said...

Interesting synchronicity Gaelyn...We are both beginning our seasonal journeys on the very Same Day. Perhaps we will discover similar Insights but upon parallel paths.

Have a great Spring and Summer. We will be thinking of you Often.


Natural Moments said...

P.S. From all of the photos I have been seeing of you, I am sure we have met in person at Oregon Caves once upon a time.

Diane C. said...

Have a great summer, Gaelyn. I'll be following you on your blog. Looking forward to learning more about the Grand Canyon and seeing it through your wonderful pictures.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...


I was just telling hubster that you live the most interesting life of anyone I know and I really hope to meet you one year at the GC.

Hope the setup goes well and you get the DSL sorted. Just love your blog Gaelyn.

Erin said...

a happy saturday gaelyn...thanks for sharing with us as you wrap up your off time and head back into the work mode. no doubt the time flew. it seems like yesterday i started reading your blog :) wishing you the best as the season starts and so look forward to many posts of your adventures over the upcoming months. hugs and good thoughts.

dowhatyoulove said...

Have a most wonderful trip up to the Canyon! I wish you the best of summers working on the rim! Take lots of beautiful pictures with that new camera!

That looks like a beautiful place to be parked for the summer!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Now you know I am going to be with you every step of the way in this Gaelyn, so please be sure to stop so we can see the bugs too!! LOL!!

I wish you all the best and know you are going to have a wonderful 6 months which you will share with us. I am looking forward to it. :)

I hope you get your connection sorted out soon.

RuthieJ said...

I hope you have a great summer at the Grand Canyon Gaelyn! I'll probably have to settle for a virtual visit this year, but I'm looking forward to your stories and photos.

Karen said...

WE got here on Saturday afternoon-not as much snow as last year, the campground is dry. Our phone is not on, like I was surprised about that! NOT. Have a safe trip up.

Janie said...

I hope all is going well as you settle in for your grand Grand Canyon summer.

Quiet Paths said...

You are going to be busy! Glad the trip refreshed you. I love the photo of your camp spot. It makes me anxious for June to get here so we can take off too. P Pines are my favorite too. Take good care.

susieofarabia said...

I can't imagine having to blog using dial-up!!!
I love all the pics, especially the Bright Angel Trail one - wow! Spectacular view.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Ah i think that you will enjoy the stay i love the red dirt
we were there a few yrs ago, but i can't remeber which of the rims was on fire.

Martha said...

I'm looking forward to your posts about the north rim. I've never been there but it is on my list, along with the Escalante. Have a great hike across the canyon.

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