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RenoAl

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Ok this is the last infliction uh ... installment.
At the bottom of the Moki Dugway we turned north onto Valley of the Gods Rd. to see some monuments.
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A very balanced rock indeed
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Then south to the tribal campground but first a stop to overlook the Goose Necks of the San Juan river.
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The the tribal campground at Mitten Buttes
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An awesome sunrise
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We hiked around one butte and ran into a Navajo sheephereder and his grand daughter
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And a packrat's home
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Then headed for Lee's Ferry via Page, AZ and Glen Canyon dam
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And bridge
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For 50 years Lee's Ferry was the only spot within 200 miles where people could cross the Colorado river.
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Now it is the starting point for rafting the Grand Canyon
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We were gonna spend the night but it was 103 deg. so we pushed on to Jacob Lake at 8000 feet where it would be cooler. We got up early next morning and decided to have coffee at the north rim.
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Not a bad spot for coffee
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We headed for Reno on NV 375, The extra terrestial highway (so named as it passes Area 51/Groom Lake where the Air Force supposedly keeps the aliens from Roswell, NM). But these are the only aliens we saw.
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Thanks for looking in.


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Posted: 10/08/09 10:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great shots there Reno, looks like you all had a blast...furnace. Actually it looks like it was a fun trip. Love the kick-back at the cool North Rim. Did you folks have time to tour the inside of Glen Canyon Dam? It's quite a dike isn't it? Thanks for posting!!

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We enjoyed your pictures. it felt like we were there just a few days ago.... oops! We were just a bit longer than that... this past spring.

We were at the Page, AZ Walmart Campground along with a lot of RV's... many of them Rental Class C's with folks from France.

We too enjoyed the cool of the woods at Jacobs Lake.... almost like an oasis after months of desert living.

We were on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on opening day this year.

Did you or Judy notice the date that the road to the rim will be closed at Jacobs Lake for the winter?

Truck Camper Forum member SheepRanch's daughter fought the fire that's blackened remains that you observed between Jacobs lake and the North Rim.

Thanks again for giving us pause for memories.

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Thanks for these incredible landscapes


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Looks like that would have been a fun group to be with. Loved the sunset (or was it sunrise?) photo in Monument Valley.


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Awesome report! I really enjoy seeing all of the pics and trip reports from all of you TC owners!


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Posted: 10/09/09 08:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good job there RenoAl. I really love the Four Corners area - thanks for rubbing it in that I'm at home and you're not! [emoticon]

sleepy wrote:

Did you or Judy notice the date that the road to the rim will be closed at Jacobs Lake for the winter?


The facilities at the North Rim close October 15th, although the highway (Arizona 67) will stay open until the first serious snowfall.
Jacob Lake campground also closes when it snows. The lodge at Jacob Lake stays open year-round.


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Thanks for the enjoyable trip report. I think we must have sat in the same chairs in 1991! Next trip to the North Rim ,our truck camper will be sitting in the parking lot instead of a car.

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Posted: 10/09/09 09:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for taking the time to share, awesome photos.


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Enjoyed your pix. When I was at North Rim 2 years ago I don't rember the sign looking like that.....but then part of the North Rim trail was closed due to fires. The hike down Bright Angle from the North Rim is awsome and the NR is much cooler than the south rim. As I remember 88 at the top and 118 at the bottom then 95 on the south rim about Sept 4, 2007





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