Thursday, August 29, 2013

August 29 - Home Again

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.


  1. I would like to commend you on the really nice way that you have set up your blog! So easy to use the way the photos have the text right next to them & avoids confusion. Nice to see the state names with the towns so I can know just where you are for each photo. I really enjoyed the Alaska stuff especially. Also I like the obvious lack of internet slang & abbreviations that I can never figure out.
    Just a pleasure to read & view your good choice of photos! I hope you can continue.
    Philip.......Not sure what profile means though !