On this last day of 2013 I reflect and feel grateful that I get to work and play at Grand Canyon for half the year. Of course I don’t get this Toroweap view every day but it’s only a few hours away.
While ranchers used the Toroweap valley seasonally in the early 1900s, the first year round homestead was the Lower Kent Ranch, built in 1927, located just north of the park.
On our way out of Tuweep/Toroweap we saw the evidence ranching in the past.
Some places older than others.
The Tuweep Valley stretches on for miles once out of the park and is still used as range land leased by the Bureau of Land Management.