Rona, who is 85 years young, lives alone in the little community of
Marble Canyon. Just a handful of homes that lie north of the Colorado
River, east of the Grand Canyon, at the southern base of the Vermillion
Cliffs and the Paria Wilderness. Isolated and quiet, they have a gas
station / market / restaurant... but the nearest "town" is Page at Lake
Powell - about a 60 minute drive. Rona moved here from New York City
where she worked in advertising. Over 30 years ago, she came out
west to go on a river trip through the Grand Canyon...and knew this is
where she belonged. Rona was kind enough, this day to squeeze in a
visit with us before heading to the South Rim where she'd attend a meeting
of Grand Canyon guides. She was excited about it and said "Oh, I hope
there are some river people at the meeting.... they're my favorite kind!"
Next week I'll start a little series of images from a hike we took
to the Cliffs from Rona's house. The place is nothing short
of spectacular, and one of our favorite areas. We spent our
honeymoon just down the road, and this was our fourth stay in all.
Rona has a variety of fruit trees.... Here is one of her apples...
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