Taking a little road trip to Marble View on the Kaibab National Forest.
After lazing away my first two days off I decided to take a leisurely ride out of the park and into the adjacent Kaibab National Forest. I have several favorite places.
Guess I needed to get off the pavement.
The Aspen are leafing out and show a neon green against the dark firs and pines.
A few signs of winter still holding out on the northern exposures.
Plus several trees down across the road.
Yet the meadows looked clear for a hike on the Arizona trail.
Eventually, I saw light at the end of the forested tunnel.
And the beginning of a view.
That’s Navajo Mountain in the distance over 100 miles away. And Marble Canyon which formed as the Colorado River carved through the long ago deposited sediments that make up House Rock Valley.
This open, tundra-like overlook is speckled with tiny wildflowers.
Mostly I just sat and absorbed the view.
Eventually it was time to drive back through the forest.
Where I stopped to dance with the Aspen and wrote a story in my head.
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