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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Grand Canyon 2


Driving along the road in the Canyon park there is a turnoff to the Grandview lookout tower.
In a half a mile you exit the park boundary and are then in the Kaibab National Forest which means


FREE CAMPING!

The next day I took the short one mile walk to the tower
and decided to climb up. Why not?


Well for one reason you are at 7500 feet in elevation so it isn't all that simple.
Slow and easy does it.


Then once finally at the top you discover the trapdoor into the lookout is locked!
A cruel joke by the Forest Service.


Still it is a Grand View to be had standing under the floor.



Panorama
(click to enlarge)


4 comments:

  1. I doubt that the extra few feet of climbing would improve the view much. What a grand place to camp too.

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  2. My legs would have been shaking like a jelly by the time I got to the top! But it would have been worth it to see that glorious view. And free camping too.... you can't beat that.

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  3. Great photos - and that tricky lock! Seems they might have put a locked gate at the bottom, or at least a warning sign that announces the lock above... ah, well.

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