A gorgeous bull was strutting his rack this morning, cruising the salad bar, and cars threw themselves into park in traffic. I acted cool and nonchalant - oh yes, an elk; how quaint - like I was an old timer, but really I was just mad that I left my camera at home.
From the Desert View Watchtower:
From an egg:
Tips for boondockers at the Grand Canyon, South Rim:
- If you haven't bought your Interagency Pass, you may decide to do that now. $25 for a week is worth it, but then there's the second week. Then there's the Grand Circle, now that you're so close. When you head back to Sedona for the Fall, you'll use it at any Red Rock Pass area.
- Inside the Park you can recycle, dump garbage, do your laundry, and take a long, hot shower while your dainties are tumbling.
- You can also get (free) potable water here, although you'll need your Water Bandit if your water intake requires a threaded connection.
- (Free) RV dumping station is adjacent.
- There is a general store in Grand Canyon Village that has a surprising selection. It has a surprising selection of price tags, too, but your option is an hour into Williams.
- There is a post office (86023). I forgot to ask if they accept General Delivery.
Tusayan is very close, but without many amenities. You can get fast food there, and there are a couple of sit-down restaurants. Gasoline. Motels. No groceries.
Forest Service roads run all around the area. Once we're outta here I'll be giving you this location, perfect for a big rig. There are nice spots for smaller rigs nearby. We tagged four sites for potential parking places, and settled on our favorite here.