Grassy Lake, yes that’s snow at the tree line
Last Friday was time to go shopping and get off the cold Kaibab Plateau. I’ve been shivering ever since I arrived the 12th of May, even with my long johns on.
It’s not just a quick trip around the block to get groceries when living on Grand Canyon’s North Rim. But certainly worth the trade off.
Grand Staircase Escalante
We journeyed 80 miles to Kanab, Utah then hooked a right. I wanted to go to Page, Arizona because of more shopping choices and we took the long way around.
Through the Cockscombs red rock past the turn off for House Rock Valley Road (for a different trip), 75 miles east to Page.
Glen Canyon Dam and Navajo power plant
Shopped to the point the truck and cooler where full and hoping not to have to do this again for several weeks.
Kaibab Plateau in distance
Then dropped down from Page 30 miles onto the Marble Plateau.
SR89 goes through notch in Echo Cliffs
Then about 10 miles to…
…Navajo Bridge where we made a quick stop to look for Condors but none were hanging around, darn.
Past the Vermilion Cliffs (sorry no pics was staring into the sun), up onto the Kaibab Plateau about 45 miles back to Jacob Lake where we stopped for a milk shake. Then through the forest and meadows back home another 45 miles. That’s one of my possible shopping trips with glorious sights along the way. And I was warm all day.
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