THE NORTH RIM - GRAND CANYON - THE COLOR OF LIGHT - OCT.4-8 2014
FULL MOON RISING
The North Rim offers a peaceful and absorbing Grand Canyon experience. It is more remote and less developed than the South Rim, and it attracts only 10% of the tourists. With elevation ranging from 8,000-8,800 feet, the North Rim is 1000' higher than the South Rim, resulting in cooler temperatures, a different environment and a lush forest. Many people think its viewpoints are the most spectacular. It has more eroded and sloping walls give a magnificent views of the river below.
The North Rim forms the edge of the Kaibab Plateau. Access is via Hwy 67, through a majestic conifer forest and past scenic Jacob Lake. The drive is beautiful, even before you reach the national park. It is common to to see grazing buffalo and deer in the meadows that lead to the Park. The meadows are lined with Aspen trees that should promise to be golden in October. In 2013 we had a wonder surprise snow that made our shooting even better.
|Cape Royal - Keith Skelton Photo|