Three days of crazy weather on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Sun, rain, snow, and wind made for quite the adventure. We hiked and mt. biked the Rim trail. For detailed trail info visit: http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/3392750
Evening Arrival on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We arrived between storms just as the late afternoon light broke through the storm clouds.
North Rim Mt. Bike Trail
The Rainbow Rim Trail is the only single track along the entire rim of the Grand Canyon that is open to mountain biking. The trail located along the North Rim on the Kaibab Plateau and is 18 miles long.
Our True Home
Living out of the Sprinter van is by far the most satisfying home. The views are always different, the company is awesome. Housekeeping is simple and easy.
The Grand Canyon
Looking out from Kaibab plateau. It looks so different from above than it does in the river canyon.
Why Not Sleep In
The temperature on the rim was dropping. It was around 30 degrees when we awoke.
Rim Trail in the Morning
The rim trail was only feet from our camp
R & R
Taking some time to read and write
Not a Bad Place to Hide From the Rain
David on the Rainbow Rim
Taking a walk between storms.
Rain Storm Over the Canyon
The views came and went with the changing weather. When the rain slowed or stopped we ran out to hike or mt. bike.
Our Hide Out
We are literally feet from the rim of the canyon
We didn't expect this.
It started to snow harder and we started to get a bit concerned. We knew we could survive for a month with our provisions but...did we want to.
We moved the van out near the road. We were worried the ground was getting too soft and we would get stuck. We were at the end of 30 miles of dirt roads that had just opened after a long winter.
After moving the van we decided to move the bikes as well. David is mt. biking in the snow.
Frosty White Needles
Frosty edges of the pine needles with the contrast of the dark trunks of the young pines.
Ponderosa pines are a stark contrast to the snow covered landscape.
After the snow the sun came out over the canyon. We went for a walk along a snow lined trail.
After the Snowstorm
Sun cast over the canyon with hints of snow here and there at the higher elevations.
Snow and Cactus
I've never seen a dog that doesn't go crazy when it snows. They get as excited as their humans.
The sun quickly started to melt the snow along the rim.
Evening on the Canyon
The melting snow and rain created water pockets on the rocky ledges.
Morning on the Rim
Taz has taken up residence on our bed. Since it is so cold we don't mind. He is like having an extra blanket.