Thursday, June 7, 2012

Exploring the Grand Canyon -- Unreal!

From Flagstaff, AZ, we made the short run to Williams, AZ so we would take a side trip up to the Grand Canyon. We have been to the Canyon a couple of times before, but this is such an amazing sight, it is well worth a return trip. In fact, the first time we see the canyon at each visit, we are overwhelmed as you can see. 

 The Canyon is literally huge as it is over 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and some 6,000' deep. Orinda was interested to figure out where, exactly in those 277 miles she was!

The Grand Canyon is one of the best places to visit in America and it is a must do for any fulltime RVer!

 This is an amazing place with vistas that never end. At each stop the view seemed to change dramatically -- especially as the light changed as the day progressed. 
 This shot is from the Grandview overlook, which is certainly well named. This location is a few miles to the east from the Visitor Center, but well worth the drive to see it.

 One of the most remarkable traits of the canyon is the multitude of colors that we saw. It seems there was a constantly changing palette of reds, blues, and whites mixed in.

It is hard to believe that the bottom of the canyon is over 1 mile down (it seemed that it was straight down at times!). At the left bottom of the picture is a line of bushes and a small, white path. This is the path that the mules take when making the trek to the bottom of the canyon and back. We saw one of the pack trains on the path and they looked like small ants since they were so far away.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures Rick and Orinda! Safe travels