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Old 09-05-2011, 12:40 AM   #12
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Cape Royal Sunset

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.
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