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Last Chance Get away of 2009

Our original plan was to visit Yosmite National Park and explore the surrounding area, but due to the spreading fire we change our plans at the time. After much discussion and some Internet searching it was decided to go a couple of areas that we hadn’t ever been to and re-visit a couple of national parks we’ve been to before.

Grand Canyon North Rim
Part2
On To Jacob Lake

September 27,2009

You that old saying’ about the early bird catching the worm? We indeed did get up early, about 04:00am just to take some morning photos of the sun creeping over the yonder mountains. Julie was busy with art of making breakfast while I’m sitting outside gazing at the stars, sipping on the hot black brew. Zip, there’s a shooting star on a suicide mission to collide with the earth. Soon a couple more join their companion in a fiery death on their way to earth.
Julie joined me bringing breakfast, she spots another streak across the lighten night for the sun is making itself known that a new day has arrived.
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By the time we had packed some of our fellow campers were seeking out the morning sun. On the way out one our neighbor had shred one of his jeep tires, it looked light duty for this type of terrain. One young couple had some how managed to get their Honda Accord out here, for we shared our site with them, no room at the inn.
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Rolling along the rocky road in the shadow of the mountain Julie saw a couple of critters gathering and stuffing themselves on some tender plants.
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Once clear of the rocky road area we picked up speed till we reached the dust bog in the road, this time we went through it instead around.
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Stopping once again near Tuweep Ranger Station for an up and personal hands on with a piece of ancient road grading equipment. It was design to be pulled by a tractor or like vehicle.
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Saying good-bye to the Tuweep Station, we let it behind in a cloud of kicked up dirt. It was easy to travel at speeds of thirty plus, but we weren’t in that big of a hurry and would like to enjoy the flavor of day.
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Besides watching nature at work as we motored on a grade dirt road, there were gone by signs of people’s hard work to make a living out here. Some of those remains of failure and not much left of those do exist.
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Even out here, ever once in awhile another vehicle is seen zooming to where we had come from.
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With lots of open spaces and blue-sky seams to go on forever, a rare sight for someone from Southern California.
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Out here just add a little water and the plant produce flowers and what do you get with a whole pool of water?
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A few head of cattle were seen not far off the roadway as we approach another cattle guard, also a this point (16miles from Hwy389) cell phone signal was being received, pulling over to answer voice mails and making calls to loved ones. It was good to hear from people we know and love. I was looking around and what do my eyes see; now I’ve read about them, seen photos of them and this would be the first time to see one in the “flesh” as to say, none other an a Eathroamer.
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They paused for a short while and I asked a bunch of questions about their rig, they were good about answering my many inquires. I told them we had been in the Toroweap area and that’s their designation so they had some questions for me. Not long after our departure Hwy389 come into view.
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Barreling down Hwy389 towards Fredonia this sign we came across, there seemed to be a math problem here.
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The visit in Fredonia, Arizona, was a quick affair with a brief stop at the visitor center to catch up on some news and weather. Always not wanting to run out of fuel I stopped at a local station to fill up and across the way is a fire station with an older fire truck in the drive way.
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The drive to Jacob Lake was an enjoyable 2-lane road (Hwy67), with a stop at Le Fevre Overlook.
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Findly arriving at Jacob Lake we parked next to a fellow TC traveler.
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Dropping in at the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center, we were looking for a campground with hook ups for tonight. Kaibab Camper Village is where we told to go. The staff at Kaibab Camper Village is TC friendly and place us in a site well suited for our rig. The TC that was wait behind us was a couple from BC and had been TCing for years.
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Once settled in our spot we did laundry and other necessary thing to keep the flies away. Julie was preparing dinner while I was taking a few photos of the campground, when I heard her yell out the stove won’t lite, yea you guessed ran out of propane. Not a problem for I always carry an extra tank and Julie was back to cooking in short order. Tomorrow we head into Grand Canyon-North Rim and see what we’ve heard about.

Thanks To All For Traveling Along With Us.
All comments and questions welcome.

* This post was edited 04/28/10 12:14am by c.traveler2 *


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Nice trip.
We'd like to see the GC North Rim someday too.
Till then. we'll have to enjoy your pictures and those of others.


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Thanks for your nice pictures.
The Earthroamer is an impressive vehicle !


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Posted: 11/18/09 04:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks, C. ! I like the stargazing photo taken early AM !

It's already in TR.

Looking forward to the next installment...

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Posted: 11/18/09 06:40am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Excellent trip there Alex, you two sure know how to get around. The plant behind the squirrel looks to be "Mormon Tea", so I guess he was getting his morning brew. No flat tires on that road? I had 2 when we did it, 1 coming in and 1 going out. I was flat tired of that road when we got out. Thanks again for the post, keep them coming my friend!!

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whazoo wrote:

Excellent trip there Alex, you two sure know how to get around. The plant behind the squirrel looks to be "Mormon Tea", so I guess he was getting his morning brew. No flat tires on that road? I had 2 when we did it, 1 coming in and 1 going out. I was flat tired of that road when we got out. Thanks again for the post, keep them coming my friend!!


Morning Whazoo, no flat tires for us, there was a jeep at the Toroweap campsite that was sporting a streaded tire. A young couple had gotten there Honada Accord out there, no doubt with a lot of scrape marks on the under side.

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Sure, go ahead and torment those of us who are likely house-bound until next spring. I love the Strip country (heck I love ALL of it) and I'm glad you folks got out of Californiacation to see it. Thanks for the report!

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A young couple had gotten there Honada Accord out there, no doubt with a lot of scrape marks on the under side.


Where there's a will, there's way - of course it was probably a rental car!


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