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#16 Len Satic

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 08:07 PM

We just got back from boondocking at the North Rim in the NF, not the NP. The Casita is great for this if your TV can handle it. You can find spots where you can camp just feet from the rim. This would have been our view out of the dinette window:

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But, there was a large mountain-bike group nearby and we wanted seclusion...and silence.

The Visitor Center at Jacob's Lake has Forest Service road maps for $10. The roads are well marked and well maintained for what they are...at times you'll think your teeth are going to fall out.

All of the boondocking rules apply: carry plenty of water, fuel, food, and tools. You can't call AAA and you most likely won't see another human (we saw plenty of Mule Deer, though).

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#17 Don in Ut

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 07:09 PM



Len
I love to boondock in the general area where you were camping but don't recall that particular view. Would you mind telling me with some detail where you were? I have one of the Forest Service maps someone mentioned above. I'm sure if I knew which road you were on I could find it. I have a suspicion the spot was to the west of the main road into the National Park.
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#18 Len Satic

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:53 PM

QUOTE (Don in Ut @ Jan 23 2010, 07:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Len
I love to boondock in the general area where you were camping but don't recall that particular view. Would you mind telling me with some detail where you were? I have one of the Forest Service maps someone mentioned above. I'm sure if I knew which road you were on I could find it. I have a suspicion the spot was to the west of the main road into the National Park.
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Don,

It's Locust Point on FS 294. IIRC it's about 24 road miles west of 67. That site is a hundred yards or so before the point. We didn't have a GPS at the time so I don't have the LAT/LON info.

LS

Edited by Len Satic, 24 January 2010 - 02:57 PM.

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#19 ArizonaEileen

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:48 PM

Speaking of GRAND CANYON NORTH RIM CAMPGROUND (AZ)...

If anyone is interested in joining the Utah Tour on our last two nights (Friday, May 28th & Saturday, May 29th), I just checked and there are a couple of spots available. Everyone on the Tour already has their reservations, so we're good.

www.reserveamerica.com

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#20 Don in Ut

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:44 PM

Len
Thank you for the information about the location. I had intended to drive to that particular point last UT / AZ Tour just to check it out but we ran into considerable rain and low flying clouds that precluded the usual great views into the canyon. As wet as it was, I didn't want to go look down at the clouds and give my truck a mud bath for no good reason.
One thing for sure, I'll sure go to the spot on some midweek day and enjoy the view from the Casita.
Thanks again.
Don in UT

I'd like to add my voice to AZ Eileen's and invite anyone else to meet with us at the Grand Canyon (NR) campground. Anyone who has ever gone to the North Rim loves it.

Edited by Don in Ut, 25 January 2010 - 10:42 PM.

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#21 Chris C

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 06:29 PM

Well, I started this thread in July of "08 and we enjoyed our trip so much we are planning on going again this October............probably the first week of Oct. Looking forward to going back. Had such a wonderful time and took so darned many pictures. If you've never been to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, then it's time you do so!

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