Knowing the road would be closed the next day I rushed out after work to experience and photograph the last sunset of the season from Cape Royal, a most excellent viewpoint of Grand Canyon from the North Rim.
Not even taking time to change clothes, I threw a pink top on with my green uniform pants.
Turned out not to be the best disguise as I’d sent several visitors out there ahead of me so they knew I am a Ranger.
No matter, this sunset put on a Grand show for everyone.
And I hung out to the very end.
Yes, it’s a bummer that visitors and employees will not be able to drive to this overlook, but then roads do have to be repaved once in a while. Plus there are several other viewpoints still accessible before the road closure like Point Imperial, Vista Encantada and Roosevelt Point where the road block is set.
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