North Rim~

Aspens with their new summer leaves in the Kaibab Forest.

Sunlit view from the North Rim. (Click to enlarge and see The Colorado River.)

Landscape near Lee’s Ferry.

The Colorado.

Horseshoe Bend.

We entered here for a seven day raft trip when the kids were younger. I will never forget the sound of the rockslides in Marble Canyon at night,

or the lizards doing pushups by my sleeping bag when I woke in the morning.

Cheers to you from the resident chuckwalla~

212 thoughts on “North Rim~

  1. Stunning photos, Cindy!
    I hope this river is in as good a shape, as it is gorgeous!
    I see so many stories about Lake Mead drying up. Are they connected?

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    • Oh yes. They are connected. Lake Mead is about to reach deadpool status. All of the southwestern US is under extreme drought conditions. You can see the toll everywhere with heat, fires, sick trees and marked reduction in bird and wildlife numbers. California is worse in every category except for bird numbers დ

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      • Ah, now I understand Cindy. Your previous post where I could feel ‘wrong’ everywhere was the drought. It didn’t click. We’re getting flooding everywhere again over here in Oz, up to 400mm in two days, I’ll send some across β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½
        Sorry to butt in Resa, but your comment answered something that was puzzling me no end. Thank you, it is very appreciated πŸ˜€

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        • It is sad and has been going on for so many years now. So many dead and dying pine forests, practically no birds in Colorado, wildlife not present as normal, eveything feels depleted, dry, ready for fire. All the lakes and rivers are way too low. Insects are way out of whack and in far too large population numbers. There are plagues of hundreds of thousands of moths on the north rim. They creep through screens and under doors at night. Some kind of strange spider that is not endemic is wrapping large birds up in spider webs and eating them. I have photos to prove it, but no source I found can explain it. The only bird eating spiders are not supposed to live anywhere near here.

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  2. We didn’t drive to the North Rim on our return from California last year because that day woud have been too long, but we did go and see Horseshoe Bend.

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  3. Pingback: Photo Phriday – North Rim~ « ckbooksblog

        • The USA airports can land the planes, sometimes, but there is no one to guide the planes to the gate, unload the baggage, clean the bathrooms, or direct the passengers. All of those people who held those jobs before covid have decided they have better things to do with their lives. I am very happy for them. Crisis does breed opportunity. If you do come to my more than troubled country, please let me know, I will pick you up at the airport, but I can’t guarantee we won’t be shot before we reach The Holler. All shooters at The Holler will be killed by the coyote packs. Wolfies and coyotes are good that way, they share 99+ % of their DNA and they don’t like people with guns დ

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          • Good to know USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ airports πŸ›« are just as bad as UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ones! We’re obviously in good company πŸ˜‰ I would love to come to your country, troubled or not. I have dreamed of such a trip since forever. The risk of getting shot (or stabbed) is increasing all the time here…but we don’t have any coyote packs to kill the perpetrators! More’s the pity! Can you lend us some of yours?!!😁

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  4. I don’t know what it is exactly about the views of this marvelous geological formation that makes them endlessly fascinating, but I sure can stare at your photos all day long! 😍 That lizard neighbor of yours is a dapper fellow. LOL!

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