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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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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Grand Canyon North Rim Lookout Tower

Constructed in 1933, 75 feet (22.86 m) tallJust beyond the junction where the Arizona Trail turns north I rounded a bend and saw...  (read more)

15 comments:

marliboo said...

Gaelyn-
Veyr much enjoy your photos & musings. Thank you. I am so glad you are well and out there doing it all.
Very inspiring.
Marlys

Quiet Paths said...

I really enjoyed all these pictures. I kinda' got a funny stomach looking down through that grating however. I might have a hard time peeing off the north rim... good old Edward - always so er - descriptive!

Karen said...

Tell those steps on the climb up are sturdy enough to hold a big gal like me! I don't want to take the hike without being able to make the climb.

Ruth said...

I might of made it to the top, but the descent looks far scarier. The view is spectacular. I agree with you when it comes to rechargable batteries.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Now there is the pefect place for me to live in!! Thank you so much for climbing to the top to take pics for us Gaelyn. A neat way of leaving a message too. :)

The Good Life in Virginia said...

can't believe you climbed to the top...i would have worried about the structure's integrity. beautiful captures though. thanks for sharing with us.
have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

hugs

Diane C. said...

Fascinating to see the inside of the old lookout tower as well as the view. I also like how you left your message without a pen. Those darn batteries! I'm guessing the walk back didn't take as long, but was still enjoyable.

Louise said...

I never tired of your pictures. So wonderful. I love that you spent an hour in that tower, alone with the view and the sounds.

George said...

The view from the top of that tower were spectacular. I would have happily looked at many more pictures. Why do batteries always go at the most inconvenient times?

Pam said...

Are you kidding, I'm sad there's no more photos and story.
Your adventures are ones that we will likely never have but we all can enjoy them through your wonderful post...
Thanks, Gaelyn! (Keeper of the watch)
Be well, be happy :D

Sally in WA said...

Looks like you had an enjoyable time.

ramblingwoods said...

Oh my gosh..I thought..she isn't going to climb that..and then you did...whew..what a view....

Janie said...

I love Edward Abbey's outrageousness! Great photo tour of the old house and tower. Taking that photo on the way down looks a bit precarious!
I agree with you on rechargeables. Unfortunately, they don't last nearly as long as lithiums.

sarah said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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Dorothy said...

Hi... I worked on the the North Rim from 1969 to 1972. I lived in the entrance cabin near the highway. Ed Abbey lived in a trailer behind the cabin and never lived in the cabin at the tower. He would walk up the road every morning to go to work. I have lots of stories if anyone wants to listen. stglmyr@hotmail.com

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