Grand Canyon South & North Rims and Beyond
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Thursday - Flagstaff to Page
After a good
breakfast at the Galaxy Diner in Flagstaff (AZ) we rode through the forest on US-180 (which turned out to be a
nice alternate to the more frequently traveled SR-64 off of I-40). We topped
our fuel off and picked up some sandwiches before taking our time to run the
Canyon's South Rim. We re-grouped at Desert View at 3:00pm for the run to
Page (and Glen Canyon Dam). The ride across on US-64 and up SR-89 was a
peaceful experience after an overwhelming day of mighty canyon viewing. SR-89
to Page (after the junction with SR-89 ALT) was a nice little climbing
twisty surprise too. Maximum temperature recorded for the day was 84°F.
225+ miles for the day.
Tip 2: Lisa says bring a small plastic bottle of soft soap and some lotion* (scented the same). It applies easier than hotel soap and you'll stay feeling clean longer. Keep a small tube of facial sunscreen handy, as you'll be reapplying that most often on a ride. The helmet padding scrubs sunscreen off the cheeks so be careful not to let yourself get burned there.
moisturizer for extra dry skin, due to exposure to high winds and dryer air.
Breakfast at the Galaxy Diner
Along side US-180 for a look
at the fields blooming yellow.
One of the first glances
of the Grand Canyon
Lisa's obligatory Grand Canyon
pose. Note that someone on the
left is pointing at something in the
Canyon. How rude!
Everyone does panoramas
of the Grand Canyon.
I decided to vary a bit
and do a vertical one.
ATGATT baby --
All The Gear, All
Less hazardous wildlife
The weather enhanced the
"wow" factor for the day
Near the Desert
Andy's third and final
field fix of Patricia's lid
The Glen Canyon Dam.
Yes it is impressive!
Lisa and Craig discover the best
way to pose for a photo when
suffering from severe helmet hair
Next: Page to Kanab (Grand Canyon North Rim)
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