We camped in the Grand …

June 10, 2021 06:06 JSTwonderful
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We camped in the Grand Canyon North Slim on June 7th and 8th.

Japanese tourists don't often visit the Grand Canyon's North Rim, but the distance and time from Las Vegas is the same as going to the South Rim, which is visited by many.
However, due to the influence of snowfall in winter, the tourist season is short, and it is usually from May to October.

There are three basic observatories, Bright Angel Point, Cape Royale and Point Imperial.
Bright Angel Point is accessible from North Rim's only accommodation, the Grand Canyon Lodge. It is also directly opposite Mather Point on the South Rim. The trail from the lodge to the observatory protrudes into the valley like a horse's back, there are no fences, and there are several places along the way where you can monopolize the scenery.
Cape Royal is located on the opposite bank of the Desert View Point in the South Rim, and is famous for its views of the Grand Canyon through a large rock hole called the "Angels Window".
Point Imperial is the highest observatory in the Grand Canyon, reaching 2,650 meters above sea level, and is a spectacular point overlooking the eastern view of the Grand Canyon.

Surrounded by a lot of trees because the altitude is more than 400m higher than the South Rim on average, you can enjoy the scenery with lots of greenery as if you were on the Canadian plateau, and you can see the autumn leaves in autumn.
In addition, there are few people, so you can enjoy sightseeing slowly.
(Continued to the second part)

I will also post a few photos.
* Watching the Asahi at Bright Angel Point * Cape Royal * Roosevelt Point

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June 19, 2021

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I went to Sedona on a sewing trip on Wednesday, June 16th.

This time, we received applications for a total of 4 people, including a couple living in Japan and 2 women.
Las Vegas had a record heat of 46 degrees Celsius on that day, but Sedona also reached 42 degrees Celsius, which was as severe as it was.
Sightseeing spots in the western United States, including Sedona, have been crowded and crowded since around March of this year, but as expected, all the places to go on this day were empty parking lots and playing in the water. I felt that there were few people except for the oak creek (river) that can be done.

I went to the Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, Chapel of Holly Cross, Airport Mesa, and Uptown, but I tried my best to think of the face of the client who was pleased while fighting the distant consciousness!

After shooting, I went camping with Flagstaff and returned the next day without returning to the hot Las Vegas. Flagstaff has the same altitude as the Grand Canyon and is over 2000m, so it was cool and comfortable as it dropped to about 30 ℃ during the day and 15 ℃ at night.

I will post the state of this shooting.
* Red rock crossing with Cathedral Rock in the background * At the power spot of Airport Mesa * In the Chapel of Holly Cross

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June 14, 2021

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A one-day sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon was held on Friday, June 11th.

The customer was a duo from San Jose.
Actually, trouble occurred immediately after leaving Las Vegas.
The sensor detected an abnormality in the tire pressure, and immediately stopped the van at a nearby parking lot to check it, and there was something like a nail stuck in the tire.
I immediately changed to a spare tire on the spot and continued the tour, but during that time I had to wait for about 40 minutes.
All the tours after that went smoothly as planned and the customers were satisfied, but I am very sorry to have kept you waiting even though it was force majeure.

Busy tours increase the risk of trouble, but I always feel that trouble just after leaving a hotel in Las Vegas is unfortunate.
I experienced various troubles when I was guiding the Grand Circle for many years, but accidents in barren areas where there is no town nearby sometimes get stuck on the spot for hours, so it is compared to Japan. You will be keenly aware of the size of America.

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June 12, 2021

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From June 8th, we held a tour of the Grand Circle for 2 nights and 3 days.

The customer was a couple residing in New York who had traveled before returning to Japan after finishing their term next month.
On the first day of this course, you can watch the sunset at Bryce Canyon National Park, Horseshoe Bend, and Lake Powell.
On the second day, we visited Monument Valley (sightseeing from outside the park because the park is closed), Grand Canyon, and Sedona, and finally we went to Sedona to see the starry sky.
On the third day, we will visit Jerome (Ghost Town) Priscod, and finally we will return to Las Vegas after visiting Arizona's famous Saguaro Cactus.

Since it was summer vacation in the United States, all the tourist spots in the Grand Circle were crowded with people. Bryce Canyon National Park also had a hard time because the parking lot was full this time as well.
Customers took part in the tour hoping for the reopening of Antelope Canyon and Monument Valley to the last minute, but we couldn't guide you again this time.
Even so, it was three days that I was very satisfied with the nature of the western United States that I saw for the first time.

I will post the photo from the guide in charge this time as well.
* Bryce Canyon National Park * Grand Canyon National Park * Saguaro Cactus

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