After a nice cool night in Jacob Lake, we started down the hill, quickly leaving the ponderosa pine and juniper behind. It felt a bit strange to have been in Jacob Lake and not spend any time on the north rim of the Grand Canyon.
As we continued drifting lower, the Vermilion Cliffs were showing their glory in the morning light.
We stopped near Soap Creek so I could get pictures of the balancing rocks
and the house that someone had built around one of the rocks.
The Colorado River at Marble Canyon was muddy, indicating the Paria River had flashed with the hard rains yesterday. I was going to go up to Lees Ferry to see if any raft trips were preparing to launch for the trip through the Grand Canyon but they were repaving the road so we avoided the construction.
The bridges over the Colorado at Marble Canyon (old on the left, new on the right) are the last picture from our 4 1/2 month Alaska trip, bridging from a wonderful road trip to whatever comes next.