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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, June 6, 2011

MWT – Marble View

01 Meadows along SR67 N Kaibab NF AZ (1024x738)

After lazing away my first two days off I decided to take a leisurely ride out of the park and into the adjacent Kaibab National Forest. I have several favorite places.

02 Meadow & forest & view point sign FR611 E Kaibab NF AZ (1024x526)

Guess I needed to get off the pavement.

03 Aspen against sky along FR611 E Kaibab NF AZ (1024x758)

The Aspen are leafing out and show a neon green against the dark firs and pines.

04 Snow at tree line along FR610 S Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768)

A few signs of winter still holding out on the northern exposures.

06 Trees bucked off road along FR610 S Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768) Plus several trees down across the road.

05 AZ trail thru meadow along FR610 S Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768) Yet the meadows looked clear for a hike on the Arizona trail.

07 Forest Rd to Marble View Kaibab NF AZ (1024x767)

Eventually, I saw light at the end of the forested tunnel.

08 Forest Rd to Marble View Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768)

And the beginning of a view.

09 Looking E at Navajo Mt, Marble canyon & House Rock Valley from Marble View Kaibab NF AZ (1024x754)

That’s Navajo Mountain in the distance over 100 miles away. And Marble Canyon which formed as the Colorado River carved through the long ago deposited sediments that make up House Rock Valley.

10 Wildflowers at Marble View Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768)

This open, tundra-like overlook is speckled with tiny wildflowers.

11 North Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs & House Rock Valley from Marble View Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768)

Mostly I just sat and absorbed the view.

12 Forest along FR219 S Kaibab NF AZ (1024x811)

Eventually it was time to drive back through the forest.

13 Dancing aspen saplings FR610 W Kaibab NF AZ (765x1024)

Where I stopped to dance with the Aspen and wrote a story in my head.

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22 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, what an adventure. That view you got up there can keep a person going through some rough times just by bringing it back up in your head.

Janie said...

Great view, Gaelyn! And those early wildflowers are so special. We still have snow above 9000 feet, but the lower areas are looking good for riding and hiking.

Esther Garvi said...

Wow, what a beautiful place!!

Jo said...

What a beautiful country you live in Gaelyn. Those aspen look ghostly/surreal. thanks for the ride through the forest and the beautiful view from the overlook. I love your new header. Have a great day. (((hugs))) Jo

Titanium said...

Your world is a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing these shots... love the aspen leafing out. They are such a bright, happy green.

Christine's Pantry said...

Wow! What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Gaelyn, lovely photos and a gorgeous view. Looks like a great place to hike and you had a nice day too. Just wonderful!

J Bar said...

Great scenes in front of you.

Barb said...

Gaelyn, I felt like I was riding with you on your day off. Loved the grand views.

Indrani said...

Wow! The views!!! I love this trip.

Firefly said...

Such a beautiful place with fantastic views. I love the photo looking up at the trees with the sun just out of shot.

Gary said...

Beautiful area!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely dance with the aspens. That view, those flowers and that blue sky - all gorgeous!

KT said...

Hmmm...I need to move!

Craver Vii said...

Nice collection of pics here. I was surprised to still see snow, though.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what great views!

fantastic shots!

betty xx

Teri said...

The North Rim is a great place to hike.

Zane said...

Yet more fantastic images from your part of the world - stunning as always!

SKIZO said...

FascinatingPicture

dAwN said...

Thanks for the hike..Havent done one of those in a while. I love your relaxing photo...ahhh..

AJ said...

Some special place you're at... both mentally & physically... I envy you ;-)

Sally in WA said...

Great side trip, Gaelyn. Sometimes I wish I could be a bit more adventurous in the Okanogan.

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