Do Not Stop At The Bar Before Viewing North Rim


At the North Rim of The Grand Canyon sits The Grand Canyon Lodge which of course has a bar.  The bar is less than 100 feet from the rim. And at night, the rim has no lights and very steep drops into the abyss.  And with a thunderstorm approaching, the mood reminded me of one of those scenes in Apocalypse Now.  You better watch and know where you’re going. These images were captured last Thursday. Click on image for larger view.

North Rim Grand Canyon

I doubt he went to the bar.

North Rim Grand Canyon

That ledge is leaning towards the left.

North Rim Me_1114

He’s playing it smart, not too dangerous!

North Rim Sunset

Thankfully there are rails at this point. The bar is very close.

North Rim Sunset

North Rim Sunset

Another peaceful Grand Canyon Sunset

North Rim Sunset

The lodge is perched on the edge and storm clouds are brewing

North Rim Sunset

Another peaceful Grand Canyon picture

North Rim Sunset

The night is falling

 

North Rim Lightning

The first of many lightning strikes. DO NOT hold onto the rails.

North Rim Lightning

A composite of three lightning strikes

North Rim Grand Canyon Under a Half Moon

The storm passed to the west and a bright moon lit up the canyon.

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6 comments

  1. Really jealous, here in the Nether-lands! 😉 Great set.

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  2. Spectacular views! Great captures.

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  3. Yikes! I’m getting vertigo just looking at your amazing photos! Seriously. Brave souls those who walk out to the edge. Thanks for sharing, though. A place I’ve always wanted to visit!

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  4. I really really really like them very much

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