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North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff September 28th 2020

I drove back to FS 425 as a nice ride to the main Forest Service 22 and turned South. FS 22 is a major route across the Kaibab Plateau, and is well maintained. I made a break stop at FS 6033 (legal camp) to enjoy the wind and the pine trees. Back to driving FS 22 I was making good time in fourth gear and 45 mph. I spotted a rock outcrop of interest and parked on FS 226. I grabbed a quart of cold water and walked over to the outcrop. I sat there for a good while drinking water and having a spiritual experience with the rock outcrop; or maybe I was very happy to be alive and free at a wonderful place. I drove on FS 22 until the road made its dead ... read more
Forest Service 425
Forest Service 425
Forest Service 6033 (by FS 22)

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff September 27th 2020

It was getting late when I left Fredonia, Arizona on my way to my camp at Crazy Jug Point on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, by Crazy Jug Canyon. (Crazy Jug Canyon is an extinct fault line that drains into the Grand Canyon.) Crazy Jug Point is an US Forest Service scenic overlook that doubles as a free legal camp. Before I left home, the TV news said that the paved Arizona Hwy 67 (Jacob Lake, AZ to the Grand Canyon) was closed due to wild fires. I drove the paved FS 22 from Fredonia about twenty five miles to the North Kaibab National Forest, where the road turned into dirt. Not far into the Forest Service there were barricades blocking the road. There I turned left on the smaller FS 22A where I ... read more
Forest Service 22 barricades
US Hwy 89A, Jacob Lake, Arizona
AZ Hwy 67, Kaibab Squirrel AZ sign

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff October 10th 2019

Mom: Long day. We got up early and were sad to leave our beautiful place in Hollywood Hills, but the adventure was about to begin. I personally was rather happy to finally get out of the crazy L.A. traffic. We set Waze with our destination and followed where it led. Went north a good bit first, then eventually wound up on I-40. I told Justin we could technically now shut off all GPS tracking, as all we need to do is follow 40 home. This was our longest leg. About 7 hours to Flagstaff. Beautiful drive! The traffic and mountains gave way to more mountains and scrubby bushes. A few things were different than my expectations: I thought the mountains would give way faster, but we were in mountains pretty much all day today. Beautiful!! I ... read more
Lunch on Route 66
Welcome to Arizona!

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff May 9th 2019

Day 4 9/05/2019 Maricopa – Bell Rock – Flagstaff Up early to freshly baked “biscuits”. We finished packing for our overnight trip to Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon . With our usual Starbucks to get us going off we headed to Bell Rock. The highways are amazing and all of the drivers are very respectful of other road users. As we approached Sedona and Bell Rock we noticed that the rain clouds were building up again. The mountains were spectacular and were very rugged until we saw Bell Rock which was aptly named as t was the shape of a bell. Even though it as a drizzle we decided to go for a walk around it as nothing was going to stop us from exploring it. The size and grandure of these mountains are just amazing. ... read more
Bell Rock 2
Asylum Restaurant

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff March 19th 2018

It was a Thursday in April and I decided to buy tickets for Phoenix, Arizona for the coming Sunday. Last minute trips are always the most interesting. By the time you know it and with little planning, my partner and I took off for one of the 7 wonders of the world. From Whistler, British Columbia, to Arizona and the Utah, here's how we visited the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park in 5 days. Getting from Vancouver, BC to Phoenix, Arizona We decided to take a really early flight from Vancouver to Phoenix on the Sunday, so that we can have most of the day to explore once we land in Arizona. The sun was barely rising when our flight left Vancouver at 6 am. We had a short stopover of ... read more
Time to stretch!
Red rock highway views - rooftop down.
Snowy Humphrey Peaks in the mirror.

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff August 28th 2017

Day 4 Staying in the Flagstaff area Well crap. No don’t worry, we’re still avidly playing the RV game, the results of which I will present at the end of my post. I just messed up our Air Bnb reservation yesterday. I booked our two nights starting today rather than last night. But, thinking quickly, Ken grabbed his phone and hooked us up with a room at a local Ramada (as a bonus it had a pool). It ended up being an alright sleep once the “techno people” turned off their music around midnight. Though I was a bit stressed most of the day about getting our booking figured out, our host Sal ended being a really nice guy and offered us a refund for the night we wouldn’t end up using. Now Flagstaff, despite being ... read more
Obligatory selfie
Mine Inspector
Galaxy Diner

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff August 5th 2017

Etape à Flagstaff entre Las Vegas et la Grand Canyon. Au programme des habitations troglodytes indiennes et le meteor crater. très impressionnants ! Visiblement, l'été est appelée ici la saison de la mousson... on a compris pourquoi...... read more
Habitations troglodytes au walnut canyon
Mise en abîme

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff September 28th 2016

Let me begin with a side bar: The Petrified National Park is in Arizona not New Mexico, occasionally it's hard to see state lines. continuing our kicks on Route 66... Colleen scheduled an all day trip with All Star Grand Canyon tours, and it was an all star day. We were picked up by Jason along with 4 other passenger's at 9:00 am. Jason was/ is a Wikipedia on Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, the flora and fauna, Indian names and culture. The drive to the South rim of the Canyon took 1 1/2 hr. After parking and gathering our gear we walked to the edge-ish of the rim. Jason set up his long range viewer thingy and we saw boats and rapids on the Colorado. (See attached photo, look for the Colorado River) OK I will say ... read more
Grand Canyon South Rim
Beautiful drive into Sedona
$10 bucks if you can find Snoopy and Woodstock.

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff September 27th 2016

Time to pack the wagon and follow the Santa Fe trail aka old Route 66 to Flagstaff AZ. Our bags which seem to be expanding by the day, were loaded, pushed and shoved into the SUV/wagon. Took a side trip to the Albuquerque airport ( I could never live in this city due to off beat spelling). We have been traveling on a bald back tire. Transferred to a another SUV and off we went on Interstate 40 (formally known as Route 66) "Get your kicks on Route 66." Collleen (our Chris Columbus) spotted the Petrified Forest National Park on "the map". We stopped, no we rode around Gallup New Mexico looking for a lunch spot. Found a cafe that met all of our criteria. The park is located in NE New Mexico in Apache and ... read more
Inside of petrified stump
Petrified Forest

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