Saturday, after laundry, Mike and I drove out to the entrance station and took a little walk to the North Rim fire tower.
The trail is a two-track road making the tower accessible through an aspen, spruce, fir and pine forest.
The North Rim fire tower is not generally staffed but fire management still sends crew there to take a look around when needed.
This is the tower that Edward Abbey staffed back in the 1970s. The cabin he lived in is falling apart and was almost speared by a falling tree top.
Neither of us climbed to the top, I’ve already been there and Mike didn’t trust the 1936 built structure.