I was going to tour on my bike to Florida, but may have a job at the north rim of the Grand Canyon this summer. I had applied in the fall to work the GC and yesterday got an email to have a phone interview next Wednesday to work at the Bright Angel North Rim starting in May and thru late October.
If hired I plan to leave here in mid March and bike back to Flagstaff and up and around to the north rim from here in Tucson where I have been since late October.
I have worked at both rims over the last 26 years. The north side is more remote with just one lodge and a couple hundred employees, compared to the south rim with a small village of over 3000 employee's. The north rim is 9000+ feet and is high alpine with Ponderosa pines and Aspens.
I spent twenty year backpacking the inner canyon from 1983-2003.
Wish me luck on the job interview next week!
The ride to the north rim will take about 2 weeks from the desert to the high alpine regions of Arizona.