Monday, July 20, 2009

Grand Canyon, National Monuments and Sedona

I arrived in Williams, AZ on Tuesday and am staying at the Grand Canyongc campground 640 x 480  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 gc 1 640 x 480 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. 

sunset crater

wupatki 640 x 480






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.  

sedona 1 640 x 480

sedona pink jeep 640 x 480


  1. OK Pam,
    I guess all went well at the Mothership. I see you are headed east again. Do you have an itinerary or are you just winging it? Do wish you would share some of your "living in the LD" stories along the way. As a wannabe future full-timer the daily routine and challenges are of interest to me. Hope all is going well.
    LD Wannabe

  2. Actually I am headed to Antonito, CO where I am going to get solar panels and a few other things added to the LD by the RV Guy (he is highly recommended on the LD site). I'll try to add more "living in the LD" things to the blog, but I am currently still in the vacation mode rather than the full-timing mode. I have heard that is very common. I need to get into the full-timing mode as I'm spending too much money in the vacation mode!!