Kaibab Camper Village
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Travel Blogs from Jacob Lake
Woke up feeling a bit grumpy as the wind kept us awake most of the night. With no coffee in the cabin this was made worse.
Had a coffee stop on the way into the North Rim. Stopped at the Kaibab cabins and camping area. The area is pretty with large Pine trees and "shimmering" Aspen(type of poplar) forest and meadows.
As we entered the National Park we saw a very ...
... a pack weigh in shows my pack at 50lbs, Linda's at 45 and Les's just north of 60. We will be hiking slowly with rest stops as required. A park ranger passes us in the parking lot of the trailhead a quick nod and she is on her way. There is one other car at the trailhead plus the ranger's truck, the Rodeo makes three.
We strap on the packs and start down, it takes sometime to become accustomed to the weight of the pack combined ...
After exploring the south rim and enjoying it so much we decided to explore the north rim too, we were told it was much quieter than the south. It wasn't quiet at all, we arrived at the entrance before noon to be told the campground was already full, the whole camp you could reserve sites (no "first come first served" sites) so it was ...
... for quite some way and at the base of the climb up the Kaibab Plateau we stopped at House Rock where a couple of Navajo woman from nearby had a couple of small stalls. We bought some jewellery.
Climb up onto Kaibab Plateau through the Kaibab National Forest goes for some time and brings you to the small Hamlet of Jacobs Lake. You head south from here to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and as you ...
Today I got off the pavement and into the rocks, gravel, clay, and sand. My first excursion was quite by accident. After seeing the gate to Lake Powell NP and the armed ranger guarding it I found myself looking for adventure, I stopped at a historic marker and found a road (and I use that term LOOSELY!) that wound through some awesome scenery. I eventually came to a place that was used in many western films including The Good, the Bad ...
How has this campground rated in the past?
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed