Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tiyo Point

Another fun week at the North Rim. Wednesday evening we had a six team double elimination volleyball tournament. There were 4 on a team and each team had to have one woman. The woman on our team was Karma, so our team name was Instant Karma. Our average age was 52 and we were playing against 20 somethings. We held our own by winning our first two, but we ran out of gas and lost two 15-13 and 15-14.
Thursday Sherri and I hosted a picnic on the rim. Anthony, the Gift Shop assistant manager had his 23rd b-day and Lexci, our superstar associate in the Gift Shop left to go back to school. Lexci will be missed. Here is Sherri serving up another Chile Cheese Dog to Justin, also an associate. We had 20 people come by to say Happy b-day and goodbye.
Friday was our hiking day. We drove out 4.5 miles on the Point Sublime road and then set out to hike to Tiyo Point, 6.5 miles one way. The wildflowers were magnificent the entire hike.
The hike to Tiyo Point is on an old road which has been closed off to vehicle traffic. In many places the aspens and wildflowers are taking over the trail. Here are Sherri and Ryder emerging from a grove of Aspens.

It was a warm day, for us, close to 80deg. so hiking in the woods was nice. We reached the point in 3 hours, had a snack and rested a while. I also took some photos, no place along the rim has the same views and we were rewarded with beautiful vistas. Tiyo point has views to the west which we had not witnessed yet. Here are a couple of photos from Tiyo Point.

We were a little sore and tired after our 13 mile hike, but it is always a good feeling to finish a nice long hike.
The number of visitors to the North Rim are starting to wane as it is back to school time. We are still busy and we lost three associates this past week, so it becomes a struggle to cover all the shifts since we are open 13 hours a day. I have a great crew and we will get it done...if we don't loose anyone else before seasons end.

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