As the title of the blog says, this was the North Rim of the National Park, the much less visited side. The drive up to reach this side of the park though was a very cool drive along the edge of the canyon, before the national park boundary. I was very much alone here; I probably only saw a total of 7-10 people on the first day, on my hike to Exclamation Point. I stayed at this point for about 3-4 hours, just sitting in various spots along the canyon and looking into its depths. It was a very cool place to be, very unique. There was cryptobiotic soil here. I had never seen it outside of Moab, Utah, but the Black Canyon is a very high desert.