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PREFACE

     My daughter, Beth, and I have done several hikes together at the Grand Canyon, but this is the first hike for her husband, Curt.  We spent last night in Gallup, New Mexico, and are now on our way to the North Rim.  In about an hour, we reach Ganado, Arizona, and stop at the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site.  It is the oldest, continuously operating trading post on the Navajo Nation.  Beth and I have been here before, but Curt has not.  It is a very interesting place started by John Lorenzo Hubbell around 1878.

Hubbel Trading Post sign
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Hubbel Trading Post
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Hubbel Trading Post
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Hubbel Trading Post
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Wagon at the Hubbel Trading Post
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Weaving at the Hubbel Trading Post
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Hubbel Trading Post
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Hubbel Trading Post
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Hubbel Trading Post
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  We are here early and are the only visitors right now.  One of the Park Rangers, a member of the Hopi Tribe, asks us if we want a private tour of the old Hubbell home.  We jump on that and are treated to a more detailed tour than he gives most visitors.  We are required to thoroughly dust off our shoes before entering so as not to track anything into the house.  A few pictures from our tour are below.

John Hubbell Home
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John Hubbell Home
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John Hubbell Home
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John Hubbell Home
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John Hubbell
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John Hubbell Home
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John Hubbell Home
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John Hubbell Home
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John Hubbell Home
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     The home is in very good condition considering it is almost 150 years old.  More information on the Hubbell Trading Post can be found at this link:  Hubble Trading Post.

     We then continue on to Jacob Lake where we are spending the night.  After lunch there, we drive to the North Rim Lodge, so Curt can see that.  The views from the balcony on the back side of the Lodge are impressive.  We are surprised at how crowded the North Kaibab parking lot is.  Surely, those are just day hikers, so the lot should be empty tomorrow morning.

Beth and Curt at the North Rim Lodge
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The North Rim Lodge
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     I was going to take Curt out to Point Imperial, Mt. Hayden, and Cape Royal, but the Park Service has just now blocked off the side road leading there in anticipation of a snow storm that is coming in tonight.  Bummer!! Well, I guess we will just head back to the Jacob Lake Inn and check in for the night.  A little equipment preparation and we should be ready to go tomorrow.

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