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, June 1, 2009

My World Tuesday - Cape Royal Trail

I got to spend the afternoon roving out on the Walhalla Plateau. That basically means I can go to any site, trail or overlook and hang out talking to visitors. It’s a tough job at Grand Canyon, but somebody has to do it.

View from Cape Royal
So I went out to Cape Royal, at the end of the road. What I find kind of interesting is that most of the visitor’s questions are about how I became a Ranger and where else I’ve worked instead of about the canyon.

Angels Window
On the .3 mile (.48 km) walk out to the view point you can see Angels Window and there’s a short trail onto the top of the window rock.

Cliff Rose
The air smells sweet from the flowering Cliff Rose.

Pinyon Pine cones
And the Pinyon Pines are heavily laden with cones. Of course it will be another two years before the nut matures. Guess I’ll have to come back to gather some of those delicious pine nuts if the critters don’t beat me to them.

Considering that it snowed on me yesterday, it was warm enough today to be in short sleeves most of the time.

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I seem to be having trouble linking to MWT. Am I the only one?


Guy D said...

Fantastic photos Gaelyn, the first one is my favourite. And once again, your header photo is fantastic.

Have a great week
Regina In Pictures

dAwN said...

Yikes..snow yesterday? whats the temp today? does it stay fairly consistant this time of year?
Sounds like you have an awesome job.

Sally in WA said...

Wonderful pics, Gaelyn. I think I'd probably ask you how you became a ranger myself. :-)

And you are not the only one having trouble linking in. I am, too!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Yeah!! Thats what I used to say - its a tough job but somebody has to do it. LOL!! It sounds like you had a lovely day.

Sorry but I did not have time to andwer the e-mail this morning as it came in 10 minutes before I had to start my day and will get to it when I am home later.

fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Wonderful look at nature at the canyon.

BTW: I linked you into the site
(#87). Don't seem to have any complaints.

Diane C. said...

Beautiful scene you captured from Cape Royal. Angel's Window and trail on top look interesting. It must be wonderful to be there when the cliff rose are blooming.

Maria said...

Fantastic scenery Gaelyn! And I can smell the roses and the pines!

Wolynski said...

The whole summer at the Grand Canyon? You need a job where you can get out a little - just kidding.
Really beautiful photos.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots. I have never been there and feel like I at least vicariously get to visit through your fantastic shots.

Jazz said...

Damn, that job has got to be hell.

Sylvia K said...

Awesome shots, as always, Gaelyn! I do love the first one! Thanks for sharing a bit of your world! Have a great week!

erin said...

beautiful have such a wonderful job :)
how i wish i were outside.
take care.

Babooshka said...

Another glorious set of images and I;m with most on the first one. Just jumps right out at you.

Babooshka said...

Another glorious set of images and I;m with most on the first one. Just jumps right out at you.

RuthieJ said...

I would probably ask you the same questions Gaelyn. No doubt most people probably think you have your dream job (I sure do!)

Janie said...

I don't think I've ever been to Cape Royal. Lovely window there. I love the smell of cliff rose. I've usually seen them covered with bees.

bettyl said...

The Grand Canyon is such a beautiful place! I remember it well. Thanks for sharing your views.

Esther Garvi said...

I've never been to the Grand Canyon so thanks for sharing! The images are awesome!

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