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Something Special

 The North Rim hosts only 10% of all the Grand Canyon Visitors.

It is more remote and more difficult to get to, with limited lodging and services

that are closed completely during winter. All of those being reasons to attract

people like Frank and I, but more so, we find the North Rim to be somehow

more Majestic.  Perhaps because it is a thousand feet higher in elevation -

so you can see that much more. Maybe the colors appear more rich with the

different angle of the sun.  I'm not exactly sure why.  It doesn't matter why. 

It's magic.

 

You might remember viewing Bright Angel Canyon from the South

Rim last week... here is the same Canyon from the North Rim.

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 83b.jpg

  photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 82b.jpg

 

 

 

 

Something Special

 The North Rim hosts only 10% of all the Grand Canyon Visitors.

It is more remote and more difficult to get to, with limited lodging and services

that are closed completely during winter. All of those being reasons to attract

people like Frank and I, but more so, we find the North Rim to be somehow

more Majestic.  Perhaps because it is a thousand feet higher in elevation -

so you can see that much more. Maybe the colors appear more rich with the

different angle of the sun.  I'm not exactly sure why.  It doesn't matter why. 

It's magic.

 

You might remember viewing Bright Angel Canyon from the South

Rim last week... here is the same Canyon from the North Rim.

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 83b.jpg

  photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 82b.jpg

 

 

 

 

comments (17)

I went out on that overlook--scared the willies out of me. smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Great isn't it, Larry!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Nov 2017, 04:17
This is brilliant, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Ray!
you are right, Elizabeth. the reasons perhaps do not matter but you got some fine shots to share, in addition to the memories that two of you will have.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Ayush! I hope if you make it to the Grand Canyon - you'll be able to go to the North Rim!
And to think I never even knew there WAS a North Rim, Elizabeth! Thanks for showing it to us who may never see it otherwise.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: HA! I sort of feel about the North Rim how I do about Wyoming.... some of our best kept secrets and I should keep them that way! Part of the charm and beauty is how few humans find either place! It's my pleasure to share with you!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Nov 2017, 06:07
Your first picture makes me feel a wee bit dizzy, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh dear!! Best not take you hiking here, then?! smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 29 Nov 2017, 06:22
I really can't imagine what it must feel like to be out on that exposed & fenced area. Exhilarating I expect!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's more exhilarating to climb onto an outcrop WITHOUT a fence!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Nov 2017, 06:25
The remoteness and especially the much fewer visitors would atttract me, too. I can well understand your love of this place, even if slightly further than your “back garden” of the South Rim.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Alan - it's easy to love!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Nov 2017, 06:34
I am glued to the window, Elizabeth. Still sitting in the first row. I so love your series.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile I'm so glad you're enjoying this series, Astrid! Glad to have you along!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 29 Nov 2017, 06:56
J'aurai le vertige perchée ainsi.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh Dear!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Nov 2017, 06:57
A guy making a sweeping view movie on that outcrop and some lazy bus in that nice looking place in the bottom shot. Some great shots.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Louis!! To be fair... some of the "lazies" in the lounge may have just finished a 10 hour hike! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Nov 2017, 07:00
I am still in awe - is this Frank?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me too, Philine! smile No... Frank is always right by my side, my knight in shining armor! smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 29 Nov 2017, 07:02
Some good vantage points.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Many, many, many, many!
Magnifique !!!!
Merci Elisabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Claudine!!
It isn't difficult to see why you love it so much E
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Plenty of reasons to love it!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Nov 2017, 11:59
That look over point looks quite scary. I suspect I'd chose to sit in one of those chairs with a nice cup of tea smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Frank and I LOVE heights and climbing - so this is our kinda thing... but yes - the lounge would welcome you... smile
Spectacular first comes to mind. The lode seems wonderful, as I said yesterday.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: That's one of the many superlatives that suit this place! smile
It is a beautiful, unpretentious and comfortable place!
Tye pictures, and the canyon get better every day.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Brian!

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