Because he drives a jeep we used my truck for moving his trailer to Page.
Snow on Mt Humphreys from I40 E towards Flagstaff, AZ
Michael worked for Forever Resorts the last two summer seasons at the North Rim Grand Canyon National Park first in recycling and then as the Environmental Risk Manager. He had 1 1/2 months off and joined me on the southern Utah truck-fixing vacation the end of October plus enjoyed Thanksgiving with his other four brothers all in town at once. What a great family.
Painted Desert & Echo Cliffs from SR89 N AZ
He was called back to work at Bryce Canyon National Park in the same job starting the end of November.
Thor’s Hammer Bryce Canyon NP
He’s living in a dorm because there’s too much snow there to live in a trailer.
Echo Cliffs to Page (& bugs on windshield)
When he’s done there in a few months he’ll go to Page, Arizona, where there are corporate offices, until the road to the North Rim is plowed, about mid April. We stayed overnight in a Page hotel and in the morning said farewells as he headed north and I headed south.
I had planned to hike out to the Horseshoe Bend overlook but the trail was too crowded with three tour buses of people so I changed my mind part way and instead looked back at Page.
I love the eroded sandstone formations of Echo Cliffs.
There’s a great overlook part way down as you drive across the face of the cliffs where you can see forever. In the far distance the Kaibab Plateau beckoned me to the North Rim which I knew closed the next day. All I’d have to do is turn right, instead of left, at the bottom of the cliffs, follow the winding Marble Canyon north crossing the Colorado River on Navajo Bridge and then veer west to parallel the Vermilion Cliffs and climb onto the Kaibab.