Half the fun of photographing a special place like the Grand Canyon is the drive and adventure to get there. Especially when it’s a remote location such as Toroweap. The drive from Southern Utah into Northern Arizona presents some classic western scenes along the highway where I could picture John Wayne mounting a Calvary charge. (He actually filmed some great movies in this area).
On the road to Arizona’s Grand Canyon at Toroweap.
A storm appears on the road to Arizona’s Grand Canyon at Toroweap.
A field of blooming Indian Paintbrush.
A Red-Tailed Hawk flies into stormy clouds at the desert environment of Northern Arizona.
You can drive up to 45 MPH on this stretch of dirt road.
About 20 MPH here.
About 2 MPH here. The last couple of miles are on something resembling a road.
Zero MPH. I actually decided to back up here. When you’re 70 miles from the nearest town, you don’t take chances. This was at the end anyways.
On the way back, I almost ran into a deer. For some reason, I couldn’t get my Ford Ranger out of 4-wheel drive low!. I tried everything to do so. So I drove home totally in 4-wheel drive, very slowly. A few days later and after talking to my mechanic, I was able to disengage the 4-wheel drive by driving backwards for about 75 feet. Something to remember.