My Life and Adventures
on the Kaibab Plateau

by Cathey East

YCC Group Spruces Up Big Springs

By Cathey East | June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The YCC (Youth Conservation Corps) “Fredonia Power Crew” from the Arizona Conservation Corps showed up Monday at Big Springs ready, willing and able to work. The first order of business was painting the Shower/Restroom building. They knocked this out in record time. The gravel for the parking lot was not yet delivered, so they moved…

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Big Springs Guests Finish Parking Lot

By Cathey East | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Big Springs has always had the most amazing guests. Their generosity has been overwhelming time and time again. This continues to hold true as we enter the third season that Big Springs Rental Cabins have been open to the public. MRM Construction Services out of Phoenix, Arizona has begun working on a stretch of Forest…

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What’s New at Big Springs??

By Cathey East | May 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

There is always something in the works at Big Springs. Last season we began painting accent colors and adding themed décor in the cabins. Four cabins have been mostly completed: Cabin 1 – Recreation/Trails, Cabin 2 – Timber, Cabin 3 – Wilderness, Cabin 4 – Fire. Cabin 5 – Archaeology and Cabin 6 – History…

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Please Be Careful!!

By Cathey East | May 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Look carefully at these pictures. What you see is the remains of either a fire deliberately started or hot coals emptied out. Note how close they are to the cabin. Jumpup Cabin was built in 1906 and is one of the two remaining original ranger cabins located on the north Kaibab Plateau. It is constructed…

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