Grand Canyon, 2018

If you are thinking of visiting Grand Canyon National Park this year it may be too late. Kat and I camped at our favorite boondocking site on FR 302 just south of Tusayan the first week of April.  We built a campfire, poured the wine, and prepared dinner.  The next morning we savored coffee and […]

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Grand Canyon NP, First Take

Grand Canyon Village was built around the Bright Angel Inn and its more recent competition, plus the Kolb Brother’s Studio and Fred Harvey’s Outlook Studio (also more recent competition). The nearby rail station really opened up the park to tourism, and the Bright Angel Trail carved by earthquakes and early natives, was popularized by the Kolbs as a path to water for their film developing, and as a route to river running. The Kolbs learned river running the hard way: by trial and error. Like the Wright Brothers, they approached their new craft respectfully, knowing it was a fine way to get killed. (The Wrights limited their first few flights to an altitude of ten feet, knowing a fall from there might be survived.) The Kolbs learned every time out on the river, and continually built on their knowledge.

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Boondocking the Grand Canyon

If anybody reads us hoping to encounter interesting literature without paying for a subscription to either The New Yorker or Mad Magazine, this post and nearly all of our others will disappoint you. This one is meant for the handful of frequent RV’ers in our audience, to each of whom we feel a duty to help on that rare occasion when we think we can. We owe so much to the RV blogs Watson’s Wander, Aluminarium, and Wheeling It: it feels good to be able to give something back.

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