19th Sep, 2011

On The Way To Grand Teton National Park – Part One – August 19 – 21, 2011

We left the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona bright and early – heading for Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming via Cedar Breaks National Monument and Salt Lake City, Utah.

The main road in and out of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim takes you through Kaibab Plateau – wide open spaces mixed with evergreens.

Just beautiful!

Our route took us through some pretty remote towns where one stop shopping takes on new meaning!

Have no fear…there’s a Four Seasons….although we doubt that this draws the same crowd….


Utah is beautiful.

Drove by Coral Sands State Park in Utah – where there sand is…well…coral colored.

More beautiful cliffs as we headed towards Cedar Breaks National Monument. Can’t believe this is the view while driving.

If you feel bloated, blame elevation! Here’s Marianna with our bloated bag of Kettlecorn…and we haven’t even reached the top of Cedar Breaks National Monument which sits at 10,600 feet elevation.

On the way to Cedar Breaks we stopped by Navajo Lake – a lake formed by lava flows.

And we saw tons of sheep…

…under the watchful eye of their Sheppard…

Finally reached Cedar Breaks! When we drove by here in May the place was shoulder deep in snow.

In August however, there are wildflowers and bright blue skies…

…and we can access some of the areas that were closed in May…like Point Supreme in the picture above…

…and the visitor center…

…where this view is available…

…and the Chessman Bridge overlook was accessible too…

…the North View Overlook was one place we could visit in May, but it looks much better without snow.

At the North View Overlook we met kindred spirits – Emily and Mark Fagan. These two are truly living the dream! Using solar power, batteries and strategically located free camp locations these two have managed to find a way to live in their RV for as little as a dollar a day! They even stretched their solar powered lifestyle to their winter destination in Mexico where they converted their boat to solar power.

After being inspired by Emily and Mark we hit the road hoping to arrive in Grand Teton National Park early the next day…but Wendy (our trailer) had plans of her own.

Next up, adventures with Wendy on the way to Grand Teton National Park.

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