A very cool page. I have only been to the south rim and can't wait to get to the north rim next time. Thanks for making the page!
The crowds are about a tenth of the zoo you find on the South Rim. Cooler temps, thicker forests, it's worth the extra 200 miles.
are some distance NW from the lookout, so we gotta assume that this point is higher, right? (my picture has the coordinates for the tower right, I think). Thanks for pointing my attention to this highpoint, it was a welcome diversion on a longhaul ski trip from Jacob Lake! (I also hoped to find cell phone reception on the top, and my Verizon phone even showed two bars, but wouldn't connect anyway :) )
The coordinates are for the Kaibab Plateau "summit". It is the only 9,200-foot contour on the whole plateau. The lookout and nearby areas within the GCNP are slightly lower (not by much). However, I did just update the page to include a link to the North Rim Lookout topo map. Thanks for the heads-up.
Thanks, it just took me a while to figure out what's the story here. Drats, I passed less than a mile from the "real" highpoint on the way back (through the 4-way junction on rte 22), could have as well bagged my first "true" AZ mountain :) if I only knew
I am sorry to say that you'll just have to go back to the North Rim and try it again :). The HP is pretty lame, but it looks good in your stats. I'm sure it won't be tough to talk you into going back, I'm sure!