Aug 282014
 

Much of the rim is not easily accessible but worth walking around the trees for a sunset through the North Rim forest.

Sunset North Rim Grand Canyon National Park ArizonaYet the trees frame the sky and canyon.

Sunset North Rim Grand Canyon National Park ArizonaTip toeing through the golden grasses to observe the golden view.

Sunset North Rim Grand Canyon National Park ArizonaAspen glow in the last light.

Sunset North Rim Grand Canyon National Park ArizonaWhile Ponderosa deepens into shadow.

Sunset North Rim Grand Canyon National Park ArizonaThe sky takes on the colors of the canyon walls in the fading light.

Sunset and crescent moon North Rim Grand Canyon National Park ArizonaMe and the moon, watching the show.

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Aug 212014
 

Last week the sky provided quite a show from the North Rim with wonderful skies at Grand Canyon National Park where I have the privilege to work, live and play.

Sunset thru RV window North Rim Grand Canyon National Park ArizonaThe sunset view from my RV home often lights up the sky with a blaze of colors.

Sunset beyond 2006 Warm Fire Kaibab National Forest ArizonaEven a soft pastel sky brings delight driving through the 2006 Warm fire with an eastern view of the Vermilion Cliffs.

Last light on temples and clouds from Lodge North Rim Grand Canyon National Park ArizonaWhen the sun sinks low and the last light strikes the temples clouds glow over the canyon.

Rain moving across canyon from Lodge North Rim Grand Canyon National Park ArizonaWatching as rain slides across the canyon and wondering if it will actually fall on the North Rim.  It did.

Fog & clouds around temples North Rim Grand Canyon National Park ArizonaThe magic of inversion when fog drifts in and out, swirling around the temples and buttes, window views into a world of wonder.

Rainbow spans canyon from Walhalla Plateau North Rim Grand Canyon National Park ArizonaAnd to finish out my work week, yesterday, the reward of a rainbow spanning the canyon after a gentle rain.

What more can a Grand Canyon Park Ranger ask for except to wish you were here to enjoy it with me.

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Aug 142014
 

Wotans Throne shrouded in fog from Cape Royal North Rim Grand Canyon National Park ArizonaDepending on where you’re from and what language is spoken you may know Wotan as the Norse god Odin who ruled from Valhalla.

Fog around Wotans Throne Cape Royal North Rim Grand Canyon National Park ArizonaBut here on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park early geologist Clarence Dutton, who named many of the landmarks in the canyon, called this Wotans Throne seen from Cape Royal at the end of the Walhalla Plateau.

Clouds around Wotans Throne Cape Royal North Rim Grand Canyon National Park ArizonaHis wife, Freya, has a rock castle nearby which was buried in fog.

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