I spent my last weekend camping at East Rim on the Kaibab National Forest with an Arizona Trail walk.
Bill drove up onto the plateau 85 miles from the heat in Kanab and met me at the junction of SR67 & FR610 then followed me about 5 miles to East Rim on the Kaibab National Forest. We drove past the actual East Rim parking and access to the Arizona Trail about a mile.
Found a sweet place to camp under a shady forest with a fire ring and some thoughtful camper had left lots of wood stacked for later. And not 50 feet away a little view of the Marble Plateau with the jagged cut of Marble Canyon where the Colorado River flows. It was hazy from smoke blowing from southern California fires.
Found a nice log with a view to stop and have lunch at while we kept chatting away as we both do so well. Sure is nice to have interesting conversation with a pleasurable companion in such a peaceful environment.
Back at camp I made us dinner, nothing too exciting but one of my favorites, fried potatoes with chopped garlic then add bite-size pieces of pork, kalarabi and cucumbers on the side. Neither of us really Like to cook and I’m admittedly lazy when cooking for myself. Afterwards we watched the last light shine on Marble Viewpoint to the east.
Because I ran out of propane overnight, and we hadn’t eaten desert the night before, breakfast was angle food cake and Haagen-Dazs White Chocolate with raspberry swirls and dark chocolate bits ice cream, topped with raspberries. Didn’t want to waste the ice cream and ate it too fast to take a photo. We sat outside at first seeking the sun and then the shade talking away and all the time swatting at the very pesky flies. There was talk about walking north a ways on the Arizona Trail but I just felt like relaxing in the forest with good company.