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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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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Reduced services at Grand Canyon North Rim


October 15th is the last night for staying overnight at Grand Canyon’s North Rim lodging. Breakfast on the 16th will be the last meal served for the 2009 season. This is also the end of Interpretive Park Ranger programs. The campground becomes first come first served dry camping with porta-pottys. Fuel is self serve with plastic only. The campstore closes.
The Park Service will attempt to keep the visitor center and park open until November 29th, unless the snow flies first. It should be a quiet time. The North Rim will reopen May 15th, 2010, unless the snow’s too deep.

13 comments:

jhansen1945@yahoo.com said...

Hi Gaelyn, Thank you so much for all the information you have given on the Grand Canyon, Your blog and the PBS National Park Specials by Ken Burns makes my husband and I want to get an RV and get right out and about to all the national parks. I am already looking forward to next years adventures and photos by you. Perhaps by then we will have figured out some possible way to make the journey. It is 3000 miles from our home to the Grand Canyon National Park.

Crayons said...

Hi,
I found you on TR's birding/photo site. Wow, you live such an interesting and maybe challenging life. I live in a city that has natural beauty, but nothing sublime like you have. (It's Madison, Wisconsin).

Martha Z said...

Some of us are retreating to milder climes while others will remain to enjoy the beauty and challenges of the high country.
Enjoy your winter, perhaps our paths will cross in some desert campground like Joshua Tree or Anza Borrego(it looks like the governor won't be closing it).

Barb said...

Hi Gaelyn,
I think you're deep in the canyon right now. It's snowing/sleeting/raining here in Breck. Hope your weather there is good for hiking.

Natural Moments said...

Congrats on a full season at the North Rim Gaelyn. I hope you had fun migrating to the South Side where dreams are revisited and cherished.

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

I am sad.:o( I will miss you guys being there. I know weather makes a difference in certain parts of the country. Trailridge has closed at Rocky Mt. NP already. Keep posting on new excursions.

RuthieJ said...

Thanks for sharing your summer in the Grand Canyon with us Gaelyn. I sure enjoyed your stories and photos.

Firefly said...

It is a bit difficult to imagine a prime tourist attraction closing for winter. Maybe cuase its because we don't get snow in winter. Only a bit in certain mountainous areas. Here in winter people attractions go out their way to try and attract the domestic market in the off season. I am wondering if we will see some snow in Grand Canyon pics at some stage.

Bibi said...

End of season...my friend in Bishop, California, reports that the High Sierras near here got nearly 4 feet of snow yesterday....

Yikes. It's cold here, but now sunny, in comparison to the last two days. I've been laid up with a cold, but may venture out today....

The Good Life in Virginia said...

as the season comes to a close...many good wishes to you during your down time. and your trip is just around the corner so to speak. i am starting to peruse fares and such for my trek to italy in late february. haven't decided where i want to go the first week of my two weeks...

Elaine said...

I've enjoyed seeing your photos of the canyon. We visited there briefly several years ago, but it was in February, so only limited servies. Someday maybe we'll make it during the season, but we hate to leave Alaska in the summer. We much prefer traveling in the fall and winter, but we do miss some attractions that close down.

Kathiesbirds said...

Gaelyn, I wanted to get there this year, but no luck. Perhaps next year? I hope so!

Louise said...

It always amazes me how such a seemingly small difference in elevation between the north and south rims makes such an enormous difference in the winters. I think I would like to be there for a while in the winter. I like quiet.

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