Out and about: hiking the Arizona Trail from Jacob Lake

Navajo-Hopi Observer

Stan Bindell

One joy of going to Jacob Lake in the past was the lake where you could go fishing or take a quick swim. Or at least it used to be. One of the reasons my hiking buddy, grandson Nick Basham, wanted to go the north rim of the Grand Canyon was to enjoy the lake. The lake doesn’t seem to exist anymore as far as the public is concerned. The lake is privately owned, fenced off and even if it was accessible, there isn’t enough water in it.

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