Yesterday was the first time I went to the entrance station on my job this season. It was exceptionally lovely out there due to all the rain we have received this year.I stayed out there until lunch time, then drove home to eat. On the way I stopped to "smell the flowers", or at … [Read more...] about Going Scenic
Contrary to popular belief, not all forest fires are bad. Sure, the ones that are started by careless campers, or arson, or that rage out of control and threaten homes and businesses, those are bad. But when it is a controlled, or managed fire, it is actually good for the … [Read more...] about Fire At The North Rim
I found this news item while reading through Facebook this morning. Swiis adventurer Yves Rossy flew across the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation (on the western end of the Grand Canyon) wearing a "jet suit". I don't think I would do something like that, I am too … [Read more...] about Would You Do This?
The last leg of our trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon always seems to be the most scenic. We left Flagstaff around 9:00 a.m. and arrived at our campsite at the North Rim about 2:30 p.m. We stopped once for fuel at Cameron, then for lunch at Jacob's Lake. The weather was … [Read more...] about Driving Through Marble Canyon In Arizona To The North Rim Of The Grand Canyon
I am don't normally have Wednesdays off, but this week I traded days off so one of my co-workers could spend time with visiting family members. Since my friend, Gaelyn from Geogypsy was also off, we decided to go for a hike. (The beginning of the Cape Final Trail)When she asked … [Read more...] about Hiking The Cape Final Trail
The bull bison I saw last week was scoping out the territory for his family. This morning when I went out to the entrance station, there they all were. And I had my camera this time: When I drove up, they started running. What an amazing sight to see them all turn in unison and … [Read more...] about Guess Who Is In Town?
A balanced rock in Marble CanyonJust wanted to come by here and let you all know we arrived safely at the Grand Canyon on Saturday afternoon. The wind died down a bit in the morning, so we left Flagstaff. Everything was fine until we rounded the bend in Marble Canyon, and were … [Read more...] about We Have Arrived
This is the entrance station at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The photo was taken on May 9, 2008. The park opens on May 15th each year. I was there because this is where I work. I am a seasonal park ranger there. I just love my cubicle!For more Scenic Sunday photos, click … [Read more...] about Scenic Sunday