Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bison at the North Rim

Guess what we saw??? D'OH! I always do that. Pictures later, but pretend to be surprised, okay?

We saw a Kaibab squirrel this week, but all of us were too excited for portraits.





Angel's Window. From a point on the trail, you can look through it and see the Colorado River. Thanks, Teri!
The ledge above the window area is about 30" wide. What you can't see from this angle is that the window is reinforced with concrete. For your safety and confidence.

I have some great boondocking spots to tell you about, but I need to do it quick before I run out of juice. The first one - oh man! you won't believe it! - is off Forest Service Road

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Anonymous said...

The Kaibab squirrel: the archetype for allopatric speciation.

Lovely pix!

Also, the murderer's name is AAAARGH...

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

We haven't been back to the Canyon since August 2008 and would really love to. This time my jaw wouldn't be hanging on the ground. I remember watching the scenery change before my eyes as the angle of the sun changed. Unbelievable!

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Rob, you were thinking my two biggest thoughts here (besides bison). I almost wrote "AAAARRGGH."

The Good Luck Duck said...

Rick and Kathy, your jaw still might hang! Thanks!

Sherry said...

Simply beautiful, gorgeous, fantastic, amazing pictures. I remember seeing the Kaibab squirrels when I was running at the North Rim last August. What a difference a year makes. For me that is, not the squirrel....well maybe for him too. You didn't happen to ask did you?

Sherry said...

WAIT - (WHY do I ALWAYS think of the other thing I wanted to say AFTER I click publish??) - what Bison??? Should I get out my magnifying glass and look more closely at the pictures?? Bison at the Grand Canyon? WAIT...

Gaelyn said...

Are you at the campstore right now? I'm having lunch but will be there in a few just to check.

Glad you're getting out to enjoy the views.

Many awesome rim boondocking sites with a bit of gravel driving through the forest.

VtChris said...

Fantastic pictures! That Angels window is shaped a bit like the state of Vermont. Or is that just me being homesick?

Michelle said...

Woah ,woah woah......such great shots...woah!!!

Grace said...

Have enjoyed your trip and would really love to hear where a few good boondocking spots are on the North Rim. Hubby has lived in AZ 40 years and yet to see the Grand Canyon. It'll still be a few more years but would sure love to get him there.
Grace (in Tucson)

Janie and John said...

Isn't the canyon just amazing!

intrepid-decrepit-traveler said...

Great pictures, as usual! That squirrel is cute, tho it looks pretty much like all its brethren: A rodent.

Wait, where'd you go?

Female Van Dweller said...

Wow, amazing photos. This is in Colarado? Where abouts? Google map pinpoint please? hehe

Anonymous said...

I've always heard that you just can't capture the vastness of the Grand Canyon but I gotta say, you are doing one fine job. Great photos!

Contessa said...

Spectacular, your photos are beyond the beyond.

Cruzin2some said...

Love the pics. Wish we were there too.

The Good Luck Duck said...

D & D - thanks! You would love it here. No Texas heat!

Thank you, Contessa!

Thanks, Paint! No, you really can't.

FVD, thank you. It's actually the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. I'll work on a Google map, but for now, the zip is 86052, which should get you to the general vicinity.

Thanks, Intrepid! Where did I go...when? I'm back! They're cute little rodents, though.

Janie, it's beyond words, which doesn't seem to stop me.

Grace, I'll be working on those boondocking locations to post gradually, because there are several good ones.

Thank you, Michelle!

Thanks, Chris. It is, isn't it? A bit of both, probably.

Sherry, it was only a year ago you were here? Yes, lots has changed. The squirrel asked about you. The bison? Well, check the latest post for their status.