The Kaibab National Forest is an anomaly in a land of deep red rock canyons and desert scrub. Situated high on a plateau, the Kaibab reaches some 9,000 feet into the Northern Arizona sky.
Ponderosa Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona
The mule deer are extremely healthy looking here.
This entry was posted on August 13, 2016 by Michael Andrew Just. It was filed under Arizona, Flowers, Grand Canyon, Seasons and was tagged with Arizona, Aspen, Coyote, Deer, Ferns, Flora, Flowers, Forest, Grand Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Mule Deer, Northern Arizona, Ponderosa Pine.
I love the photos. Are there any paved roads into that forest, or is it all dirt? Given it’s remoteness, I’ll bet there aren’t very many visitors.
August 13, 2016 at 9:21 AM
Thanks Tippy! There is one paved road thru the Kaibab and that’s because it leads to the North Rim at Grand Canyon National park. All other roads are traveled lightly.
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August 13, 2016 at 3:21 PM
Looks like a great place with varied habitats, Mike. Love the textures of the tree trunks. I was imagining what the aspens amid the pines would look like in the fall. Maybe head back for a few pix come October? 🙂
August 13, 2016 at 11:42 AM
Thanks Eliza. It is varied but there is little water on the plateau although they get a lot of snow in winter. Looking forward to Autumn
August 13, 2016 at 3:23 PM
It’s good to see that the Kaibab has rebounded since the overgrazing and predator control of the 19th century and early 20th century left it close to being a barren wasteland.
August 13, 2016 at 6:10 PM
It seems pretty healthy although I see logging and some grazing, not much.
August 13, 2016 at 7:53 PM
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