Sunday morning FabGrandpa and I got up early, thinking we were going to get the laundry done and relax for the rest of the day. Then Mark, our neighbor, came over and asked if we wanted to go out to Point Sublime. I have been wanting to go out there since we got here last year, but it takes a 4 wheel drive, high clearance vehicle to go. The road is a very rough service road, that is not maintained. The 18 mile drive takes about an hour, so the round trip of 36 miles is a pretty good half day trip.
Mark’s Jeep only seats two people, so another friend, Dennis, went too. I rode with Mark, and FabGrandpa rode with Dennis. The photo above is the beginning of the road, just past the Widforss Trail trailhead.
We drove through forest, then meadow, then thick forest again. There was a huge hawk soaring above us in the meadow, but I didn’t get a chance for a photo.
This meadow is more rocky than other ones I have seen here so far, and the road through here was very bumpy.
It was a perfect, beautiful day–about 70 degrees, a slight breeze, sunshine and big puffy white clouds. Thats Dennis’s truck up ahead of us.
We stopped at a scenic point, a narrow fin of rock jutting out into the canyon. It was a gorgeous view, but not at the end of the road yet. That is Mark and FabGrandpa out there on the fin.
Yes, of course I went out there, too. I’m not afraid of heights at all.
After a short break, we were back in the vehicles to go the rest of the way to the end of the road. The view out there really is sublime!
If you click on this photo to make it bigger, you may be able to see the water. I think it was the Colorado River, but not sure. This view is awesome–that point is covered with trees, they look like shrubs from here.
This was a view from the edge, looking back towards the road. I like this photo, the sky was so beautiful that day!
Dennis and FabGrandpa just enjoying the view. Yes, standing on the edge, again.
I know I keep saying this is gorgeous, beautiful, and awesome, but I can not think of any other way to describe it.
Point Sublime, at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
And yes, that is me, sitting on the edge of the world, at Point Sublime, while the laundry waits for another day.
And eventually, we had to leave, and head on home.