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Posted: 09/25/11 08:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Havn't been out much this year with all the fire danger in the forests in my area. This trip made up a lot of down time for us. I was planning this trip for over a year and it was worth it.

The Kiabab Forest was fantastic. From 89A to 67 South from Jacob's Lake turn off, go past Lemot Campground on the right and FR22 is just past it. Turn right on FR22 and I found our first campsite for the night.

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After a nice night we broke camp and moved on. We went on a more adventurous route turning left on FR206 and 1 mile turn right on FR425. This is the road less traveled.

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FR425 will end up at FR292.

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Follow the signs to the points.

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We made camp at Mounument Point road.

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This camp was 150 feet from the road. After parking I walked 200 feet to the rim and was amazed at the view.

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We stayed in this location 2 nights and hiked the area. I did'nt think this could grow at 9,000ft.

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Relaxing in camp.

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The weather was clear in the morning, cloudy by 10:00am, rain by 2:00pm, and the rain would stop by 5:30pm and start clearing up by night for a nice campfire.

I got out before sunrise to record the Grand Canyon because this was the only sun for the day.

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This was our second campsite on the rim.

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View out the window.

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Made our way to the last camp in Kaibab National Forest.

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Views from the Grand Canyon National Park North Rim Lodge.

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Views from Point Imperial.

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The last forest camp.

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The road out in the morning.

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Leaving the North Rim we saw XP Camper going into the Kaibab, we gave each other a big wave and a smile.

Views on the 89A road in.

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Views from the House Rock.

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This is from the Navaho Bridge.

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If you look close at the start of the river you can see the rafts.

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The last camp on the way home was Lyman Lake State Park in Arizona.
We had mahem visit us.

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Five of the little critters. They tried to get into the bag on the hitch hauler, nothing but wood and a Honda 2000 in there. I guess they know a good gen-set, little bandits!

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Views of Arizona near Snowflake.

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Last stop before home near the Gila National Forest.

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That was the best trip we have ever been on. Boondocking on the North Rim is a place I can't describe, you have to see for yourself.


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Posted: 09/25/11 09:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What an incredible trip. Great pics!


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Wow!

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Cool. Thanks for sharing. This one is going on the calendar.


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Hi,

You drove 29 miles off of highway 67 to find a campsite? You must have been really deserate to get away from everything!

I was up there in 97, and the area had just burned a couple of years earlier. So I am guessing that the burned trees might have been from that fire, it was well west of highway 67, and covered a large area. Great pictures of the rim from your vantage point! I saw a lot of logging trucks when I was there, touring in my dune buggy.

I went more to the east of 67, towards Marble Canyon, site of the unbuilt dam that would have been just downstream of Lake Powlle. It looks much better as a canyon than a lake.

When I was there in 2010, I took road 222 west of highway 67 by only 2 miles and found a huge meadow that I had stayed at a couple of times before. I was not going down the dirt roads you took in a 40' Country Coach, towing a jeep. Yes we let the dog go leash free too, nice when you know nobody is around, and you can do that. I did see three other vehicles, because I was so close to the main highway. 222 is about 15 miles south of Jacob Lake. The meadow I was in was about 100 acres. Also has a lake, and sometimes there are range cattle feeding in that area.

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Nice! Looks like the dogs enjoyed themselves.
Sorry about the honda generator. Bet the bandits are trying to sell it in a PAW Shop. [emoticon]


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Posted: 09/26/11 12:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great Trip report and Photos! Thank you for posting. I haven't been to the North Rim since 1997. Now I'm reminded why I need to get back. Many Thanks Again!

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Very nice; thanks for posting the pictures. Looks lovely camping on the north rim. So much more peaceful there than the other side.

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Thanks for the pics and report. The truck still looks great [emoticon]





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Posted: 09/26/11 06:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Absolutely wonderful trip report and even better pics.

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Boondocking on the North Rim is a place I can't describe, you have to see for yourself.


I sure hope to do just that.


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