August 22-23, 2017
After watching part of the partial solar eclipse and enjoying multiple gorgeous sunrises, sets and rainbows I headed off the Kaibab Plateau to Page for a grocery run before staying overnight at Lee’s Ferry to break up the drive home, and sit with the Colorado River a bit as I love to do.
No need to have worried about a full campground as it was half empty and I think there was a group filling the top end. It was only 95°F that day and the night down to high 60s so didn’t feel terribly hot. I snagged my favorite campsite then headed down to the river. Boats were being put in late in the afternoon. Always fun to watch the activity and dream of going along.
As the morning lightened the sun finally found its way over the cliffs to brighten the day. Notice I’m seeing more sunrises as I’m motivated by the amazing light and shadows of the golden hour. I could watch the colors of the rocks change throughout the day.
But first, a stop along the way at Navajo Bridge to look for Condors and didn’t see any.
The old looking visitor center was actually opened in 1997 after the completion of the new and wider bridge. It has a small parking lot that is not big rig friendly but there is parking along SR89A in Marble Canyon only a short walk away.