Our Daily Sykes #384 – North Rim

I remember this from my only visit to Grand Canyon.  It was ca. 1950 with my parents and next oldest brother David.  This is the North Rim, which is easily determined with a Google Earth visit to the North Rim dead end on Highway 67.  Actually, the end of the road is quite alive with a big lodge – which I do not remember – and many other structures.  The elevation is about 8100 feet, one thousand feet – or so – above the south rim at Grand Canyon Village, which as the condor flies is about ten miles to the left.    Driving between the two rims is a long trip.  Most visitors choose the lower south rim only.  My dad wanted to see them both.   The “head” showing here is about one-and-one-half miles distant and about 100 feet lower than the lodge and, we presume, Horace Sykes prospect.  (Click to Enlarge)

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