This was our second trip to the Grand Canyon. This year we decided to be adventurous and do some dispersed camping on the North Rim. We had a very bumpy, dusty ride down forest service roads to Parissawampitts Point. We found a remote campsite in the middle of Ponderosa pines, quaking aspens, and cedar trees. Have you ever smelled the bark of a Ponderosa? It smells like vanilla-amazing!
Our campsite was approximately 250 yards from the North Rim of the canyon. As my friend Jan suggested, we threw tennis balls for the dogs away from the rim.
We got lucky and saw a couple elusive Kaibab squirrels, cute little critters.
BTW, hubby prefers sleeping in a tent every night, leaving the RV to the dogs and me.We’ve been keeping up with the flooding conditions in Georgia. North Georgia has gone from drought to flood in a couple of weeks.
Fortunately, our house is high and dry, but our thoughts are with those who have experienced flooding.
We only jump on a wifi spot for a few minutes and I miss visiting everyone’s blog…
Please know we are sending hugs (for humans) and rubs (for puppers) to everyone!
Cave Lake State Park, NV
After several days of dispersed camping on the North Rim, the RV and dogs were filthy. Two weeks of living with 3 Labs and a hubby in the rolling dog house (envision dog mobile from Dumb and Dumber) is all I can take before I need a day of “house cleaning“.
We found a great campground at Cave Lake State Park, near the town of Ely, NV. Elk Flat Campground sits in the middle of junipers, cedars and sagebrush, and is surrounded by beautiful hills and bluffs.
The night sky is incredibly dark which makes hubby very happy.
Although the dogs weren’t allowed to swim off leash in the state park, we found a nearby lake. Comins Lake is cold, clear and a favorite spot for ducks. The dogs and ducks agreed to ignore each other.
We spent 5 days at Elk Flat cleaning, walking, swimming and relaxing. I always hate to leave a clean, comfortable campground, but thanks to Hubby’s determination to keep moving west, we’re getting closer to our ultimate destination, the Oregon Coast!