Its about 04:30 in the morning,I wanted some sunrise photos of this rugged but wonderful place.This morning we will be traveling to the Grand Canyon North Rim from here at Toroweap.
Reddish light of the sunrise reflecting of our TC.
Silent was the order of the morning as the sun took command of this day.
A few campers were just getting up as we departed.
Good Morning Good Bye
These critters were hard to video,not lending themselves to public viewing other than first thing in the morning.
Same road in, but a different view of the landscape.
Once out of the rocky road area one can kick up some dirt along the road.
Coming from Southern California, the sight of such blue skies was a treat. We are about a mile from the Tuweep Ranger Station for the dust bog was once again in front of us. This time I went through it.
Playin' In The Dirt
Even the flowers greeted us this morning.
Once back the Tuweep Ranger Station we notice these devices on the hillside. We didn't see them coming in a couple of days ago.
This old time grader was built by the Adams Leaning Wheel Grader Co. It require a tractor to pull it and being to do a hands on was great!
Julie, can I take it home?
Very intelligent design.
1934, this place been around for awhile.
I like the deck on top of the rock.
Leaving Tuweep Ranger Station far behind and kicking the dirt up for we have some ground to cover.
Not everone makes it out here, all that is left of some long ago home.
We'll go to Fredonia frist.
Ever once in awhile a vehicle would come along.
A lot of open territory, lot of shrubs along the road.
There's also Pinyon Pines and Utah Junipers.
We had stoped and talk to this guy, he kept asking us if we had seen any hunters, he seemed a bit odd.
With clear skies today,I don't think so.
Lots of flowers here and water.
And I don't have my fishing pole.
Back to more desert area.
Julie manage to catch a photo of these two hawks in flight near the ground.
About 16 mile south of Hwy389 we started getting a cell phone signal.
I knew what it was the moment I saw it.
I've read about Earthroamer but this is the first I've seen. They were headed to Toroweap for which we just left.
Open range is home to this family of horese.
All most to Hwy389.
A short run to Fredonia.
On Hwy389 headed to Fredonia.
One of many of nature's handie work.
Sixmile Village is only 3 miles away, some how that just does seem to add up.
This would be our first time in Fredonia,Arizona.
We stopped at the Fredonia visitor Center, this is were we found out a hiker two weeks ago had died on the Lava Falls in the Toroweap area.
The fire station across from where I was refueling has this nice looking old engine in its driveway.
Once refueled it is on to Jacob Lake via Hwy 67.
Hwy67 does climb a lot to higher heights and has some windy curves along the way.
Already at 6000 feet and climbing.
This is at Le Fevre Overlook,we paused to stretch our legs and use the restrooms facilities