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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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Monday, April 13, 2009

My World Tuesday - The Gypsy life of a seasonal Park Ranger at Grand Canyon National Park

Ranger Gaelyn
After hiking rim-to-rim across the Grand Canyon during training I could intelligently talk to visitors about the challenge involved. Down is optional, up is mandatory.  Read more...

20 comments:

Martha said...

You haven't rafted down the river? You must. Your wonderful posts make me anxious to revisit the Canyon. Maybe next year along with the wonderful places Diane blogs about around Tucson.

erin said...

another gem...enjoyed the post and photos so very much.
have a wonderful evening.

Jazz said...

I envy your life...

Janie said...

You've covered the area pretty thoroughly, except for the rafting. I've never done that, either. Great photos. You know so many cool spots to visit.

Natural Moments said...

Yes, this region is reach for exploration. Zion is awesome. I have hiked a little bit in this park but would like to hike across one day. I liked cedar brakes National Monument. It was small, but it is a treasure. I would really like to spend a month or so hiking in the midst of Escalante National Monument. There are no roads but plenty of canyons and back country.

Then there are all of those cool anastasi and pueblo ruins everywhere. You live in an awesome place Gaelyn where you soar with the condors.

Sylvia K said...

Great post, as always, and you do know the great and the beautiful places to go. Fabulous photos! Have been to a number of these places, but wasn't able to spend the time that you have! Terrific!

ewok1993 said...

Thanks for the great tip, I'll keep this in mind when the opportunity to visit Grand Canyon arises once again.

Yeah, I envy your geogypsy life too.

Diane C. said...

Interesting condor size comparison chart. Condors are so big, I would probably be speechless if I ever saw one. That Great White Throne looks like a volcano in your pic with the clouds and I love the mules, aspens and pines.

Karen said...

Oh, and don't forget Bryce Canyon and Red Rock Canyon in Utah, a nice day trip from the North Rim. And Cedar Breaks. and Escalante.....

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I was just about to ask you about the mules. :) The area we did was the South rim as we stayed overnight in Flagstaff. My husband was unfortunately already ill when we were there so we could not do much hiking around but I have always wanted to return and go to the Indian village which I was told about. Apparently they live there very much as they used to without all the new mod cons and I would have loved to go there. The problem is, if I did, I would never leave. :)

Anither fantastic post Gaelyn. The more you show me, the more I want to pack up and go and live there again. :)

Indrani said...

What an adventurous trip... like a dream!

J said...

That mule ride looks like it'd be fun/terrifying! Muat've been a wonderful place to live.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, thanks for the whirlwind tour, you showed us a lot. Thanks. All great pictures.

Babooshka said...

The light is amazing. The river so green. The geology of this place is fascinating. To be able to talk and inform others of your passion is a real boon in this world. Beats an offcie job anyday.

Carolyn said...

Once again another great post about your world with such beautiful photos. I will visit and I hope you are the ranger I encounter. Thank you so much for sharing.
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happyone said...

Wow you have some amazing photos there and I know no picture can do those beautiful places justice. Sounds like you're really enjoying traveling!! Enjoy today!!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

You know I long to return to the GC area and you just make that yearning greater each week. I did not know there are all these other great things to see in the area, so thank you.

RuthieJ said...

Wow, I didn't realize there were so many other sights to see at the Grand Canyon. My parents took us there on a family vacation back in the early 70's--looks like I'd better plan a trip there again one of these days!

Arija said...

An absolutely wonderful place to be a ranger in. I know it involves hard work but it also must be very rewarding.

A Scattering said...

This was so informative and soooo much fun! I'll be travelling home to Newfoundland for 2 weeks in August and look forward to posting about that.

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