I arrived in Williams, AZ on Tuesday and am staying at the Grand Canyon Railroad Campground. Mostly pavement, but very clean and more space between sites than some campgrounds like this. As you can see we did have a little bit of rain one night. (Don’t forget you can click on the picture to enlarge it)
Wednesday, I went to the Grand Canyon. My plan was to take the shuttle to the far west end – Hermit’s Rest and hike about 8.5 miles back on the Rim trail. I love this part of the trail because it is not as crowded as the part in the center of the park. I ended up only hiking about 6 miles – another great thing about this hike is the shuttle stops not far from the trail in several places so if you get tired you can jump on and ride the rest of the way.
The next day, I went to Wupatki National Monument and Sunset Crater Volcano National monument. Wupatki pueblo was occupied during the 1100’s. Sunset Crater last erupted 900 years ago.
Friday I went to Sedona. I had intended to do 2 hikes, but once in town, I decided to play the tourist and take a Pink Jeep tour. It’s great scenery and a fun 4-wheel drive tour. After the tour, I hiked the West Fork trail in Oak Creek Canyon.