Staying home on a quiet weekend often finds me hiking the Transept trail along the west rim of the North Rim’s developed area and located less than .25 mile from my RV home.
The view crosses Transept canyon looking west at Widforss Plateau. The entire trail from the Grand Lodge to the campground covers 1.5 miles of forested rim.
Keep your eyes open for sweet little side trails…
…to almost secret rocky overlooks.
Plus colorful treasures in the forest.
Mike has really overcome his fear of edges. Maybe a little too much.
Possibly he learned that from me.
Our discoveries are many including this huge sponge fossil.
And I love the sculptures of eroded limestone stacked like ancient building blocks.
Geologist Clarence Dutton named the Transept Canyon in 1882 because of the way it crosses the north-south Bright Angel Canyon at an east-west angle like the arms of a cruciform church. He remarked that it was “one of the finest and perhaps most picturesque gorges in the whole Kaibab front.”
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