State 4 – Arizona

June 6, 2019

We were really excited to ride in Arizona. Its our fourth state of the trip.

We booked a campsite on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon back in February, so I knew it was coming for a while. What I didn’t know/realize was how high the elevation would be. The north rim is around 8,700 feet above sea level. I knew that there would be dramatic elevation changes due to the Grand Canyon being there, but not that it would start so high. The elevation didn’t bother us standing still, but I’m sure it had and effect when I was riding up hill.

We started in the parking lot of the North Kaibab Trailhead. This is the trail used for people that want to do a rim to rim hike of the canyon. For anybody that wants to hike down into the canyon, its the place to be and it was fairly busy.

At one end of the parking lot is a pen for asses…

See, we fit right in.

All of the mules behind us are about to make a trek down into the canyon with passengers on their backs.

We rode the road down to the visitor’s center to get a quick view. Even though we had seen it before, its awesome every time.

With smiles on our faces and those driving around us wondering what two unicycles were doing, we rode back to the campground we were staying at. But not before trying another photo op. The sun was in the wrong location, but we made the most of it.

Corvin’s journal entry

Our Strava entry.

Our map of completed states.

Total Trip Miles: 15.78
Total Moving Time: 3h 34m 58s
Total Elevation Change: 650 feet
Total Hogan UPD: 4
Total Corvin UPD: 1

Hogan Haake