AZT Day 5. North Rim Grand Canyon. October 9, 2016.
Grand Canyon North Rim Entrance station to North Kaibab Trailhead.
Total miles: 79
I had another great hitch today. A young woman from the Navajo Nation picked me up. She answered my many questions about the Navajo. The part that resonated the most with me was the importance of the number 4. 4 seasons, 4 stages of life, 4 sacred mountains, 4 directions and more.
East–This is the direction of the dawn and it is our thinking direction. We should first think before we do anything. When the sun comes up, we look to the East…
South–This is our planning direction where we plan what we are going to do.
West–This is our life, and is where we do our living. Here is where we act out our plan and our thoughts of the east and south directions of our lives. The sun goes down in the West.
North–This is the evaluation portion of our lives. This is where we get our satisfaction and we evaluate the outcome of what we first started in the east. Here is where we determine to change things to make it better, or to see we are on the right path.
I walked around the North Rim. One among many tourists.
I am skipping the AZT between the North Rim and the South Rim because I’ve hiked it several times. And this way I can meet some friends to hike to Supai and Havasu Falls which I have wanted to see for a long time. I started the drive tonight and slept in my car at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. I listened to the presidential debate before falling asleep.