Grand Canyon North Rim, Arizona, USA. 2005

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The Grand Canyon is one of my favourite places in the world.  I love the place and I’ve been there three times. The pictures below are from my most recent trip there in 2005.

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Unlike my previous trips this one was to the North Rim and I was accompanied by my wife. I was glad my wife was with me because places like the Grand canyon should be shared.

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The North rim is a lot more remote and higher in altitude (2683m or 8803 ft) than the South Rim. I wouldn’t say that I prefer one rim over the other, although the North Rim is way less crowded in that it receives about 10% of the visitors that the South Rim gets.

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A car is essential on the North Rim because many of the points of interest, such as Point Imperial, below, are quite a few miles away from the central tourist part and there is no free transport like there is on the South Rim.

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We stayed at the Grand Canyon Lodge in a basic and extremely expensive cabin.  I guess as the only show in town, so to speak, it was a sellers market.  One has to also book to eat at the Lodge restaurant many weeks or even months ahead to get a table even if you are a guest.  The outlook of the restaurant is to die for but the food is very ordinary.

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