Again, we are surrounded by thunderstorms while we remain dry.
Everytime we look at each other we both say WOW!
We were so mesmerized by the Grand Canyon and sunset before us, I almost missed the pink rain behind us.
It's raining hard on those suckers at the South Rim.
We leave knowing it will be a scary ride in the dark dodging the deer. I wouldn't recommend riding in the
dark on the Kaibab Plateau, but what is one to do if he wants to see sunset or sunrise?
As we head north to find a place to pitch our tents we are greeted by the most amazing lightning storm.
For the first time ever I saw almost no deer in the dark here. Are they afraid of the lightning? Smarter than us?
We managed to remain dry and found a clearing to camp 2.7 miles down the FS 611 near the East Rim.
We set up camp and I boil the water for our meals as the storm gets nearer. The rain arrives in time to chase
me into the tent to eat my dinner along with a delicious cookie from the bakery at Jacob Lake Inn.
I wasn't really hungry after the late lunch, but ate most of my meal anyway.
We set the alarm planning to ride back at the canyon for sunrise.