Sunday, September 30, 2012

Point Imperial Hike

It's been a lot of work and not much playing lately. All management has been busy getting ready for a voluntary inspection by the Arizona OSHA team. By passing, Forever Resorts North Rim earns a coveted designation which few companies have passed. Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) exempts the North Rim from OSHA inspections for three years and puts a feather in Forever Resort's cap. The OSHA team was here this past week and it looks like Forever Resorts North Rim will gain the VPP designation.
We did make it over to Saint George, Utah two weeks ago to have the truck serviced, and if you remember a couple of blogs ago we blew a tire, so I wanted two new tires for the truck. We accomplished all the truck stuff at the Saint George Ford and then headed to WalMart to shop for the last month that we are here.
Sherri and I did get in one hike from Point Imperial to the Saddle Mountain Wilderness trail-head. Point Imperial is the highest point at the North Rim, 8,803'. The views to the east are fantastic and the Aspens are golden. Here are few photos from the hike:

The last three Saturdays I was asked to be the step-on guide for bus tour groups which go to Cape Royal and Point Imperial. It is a three hour tour and as the guide, I talk to the group about the Grand Canyon and surrounding areas. I love being the tour guide...perhaps I should look into a position as a guide.
Three more weeks at the North Rim.


  1. You guys are so lucky to be at the Grand Canyon 2 years in a row now. We will be there someday!

  2. Congrats on the VPP status. Are you guys going back there agin next year, or heading for new pastures?