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Widforss TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 03 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking10.00 Miles 1,136 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   3 Hrs   26 Mns   2.91 mph
1,136 ft AEG
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I headed out of Mesa late Saturday night to start this hike at first light Sunday morning.. I had a busy day planned. The drive from Jacob Lake to the North Rim is a favorite of mine. Although it was still dark this time it was still cool. The deer were lined up like I was the cool float in a parade :D . Then as I entered the GCNP the Bison were all over the road : app : 8) . My first encounter with Bison. A little dark for my picture taking ability but it was quite enjoyable just checking them out.
It was just light enough to start hiking when I got to the trailhaed. One motorcycle in the lot. Nice trail and a view here and there. When I got to the picnic table there was a couple (their motorcycle) camped there but up at the table already. I went over to the Widforss point sign and took a break. Todd had said there was a good view looking down at Cheops and I agree. great viewpoint from this side. Only saw four hikers on the hike out and one was a Ranger. Nice start to the day.

This was in my Boots and Burgers book. It suggest going to the Lees Ferry Lodge at Vermillion Cliffs with side note about Jacob Lake baked goods. That's a descent drive and I had one more hike to do up top in the morning so I compromised :) . I had two cookies from Jacob Lake for dinner and stayed Monday night at Lees Ferry Lodge and had dinner there at Vermillion Cliffs bar and grill. The rooms are ok with quaint fishing decor for all the fishermen I suppose that go to Lees ferry. I enjoyed the stay. The cheeseburger and fries were tasty as well. The young Lady working there was an NAU student who's dad works with the Condors which I thought was cool. It was a very enjoyable couple days on the North Rim and the surrounding area.
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