The first time I drove this horrendous road I wasn’t prepared to stay overnight but this time I got my permit for camping at Point Sublime Grand Canyon National Park North Rim.
There are two campsites available by permit from Grand Canyon National Park and I arrived early enough to get the east rim view. Each site has a picnic table plus there’s a compost toilet, but no water. Bring more water than you think is needed especially during the heat of summer. There’s a limited amount of shade.
It’s less than a mile walk from camp to the very end of the point which offers Grand Canyon views from east to west, including a section of the Colorado River at Crystal Rapid.
Plus there’s a picnic table for those day-trip lunches.
And going like I did during early summer means the sweet scent of flowering Cliff Rose.
Best part about camping here is getting to see the canyon from sunrise—which I woke up for but went right back to sleep—through sunset.
But I did get out to the point with my morning coffee.
Then came back to camp for breakfast.
And even if there’s no clouds to help color the sky, watching the light and shadow play constantly change the colors on the canyon walls is sublime.
The short trail to the actual point can be just a bit tricky so use caution.
Watch for the fast and flighty plateau lizards.
And even faster and flightier swallows as they whiz by. Very surprised I caught one sitting still long enough for several photos.
Well shit, all too soon it was time to leave.
The moon bid me adieu.
So I got the point.
Headed into the forest.
And down the dusty road to home.
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