The Arizona Trail, Day 7: Passage 40, Kaibab Plateau South to Passage 39, Grand Canyon North Rim, Part I (Trans-Arizona/Utah Hike Day 14)

Another cold morning. There are icicles in my water and some food has frozen. I’m on the trail around 7:30. I’m in the vicinity of the highest point on the entire Arizona Trail. Setting out, the trail winds through meadows and past more aspen groves mixed with spruce/fir forest and crosses the unmarked highpoint just before reaching the Grand Canyon National Park boundary. Passing a boundary sign similar to the one encountered at Lee’s Ferry two weeks ago when I first set out, the AZT passes through another extensive aspen meadow and eventually a trail branches off leading to the historic North Rim fire lookout.

Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 40, Kaibab National Forest
Arizona Trail, Passage 39, Grand Canyon North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona Trail, Passage 39, Grand Canyon North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona Trail, Passage 39, Grand Canyon North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona Trail, Passage 39, Grand Canyon North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona Trail, Passage 39, Grand Canyon North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona Trail, Passage 39, Grand Canyon North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona Trail, Passage 39, Grand Canyon North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona Trail, Passage 39, Grand Canyon North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona Trail, Passage 39, Grand Canyon North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona Trail, Passage 39, Grand Canyon North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park

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