Monday, January 16, 2006

Arizona Part II: Some Grand Canyon Pics

Ah the Grand Canyon. The trip in a nutshell is this, it was a wonderful, beautiful time with my wife and son and the Grand Canyon can make you weep and take heart that their must be a higher power to create something as majestic as that....

After driving about 4-5 hours from Phoenix (with several stops on the road and one in Flagstaff) we stopped at the town 2 miles from the entrance to the Grand Canyon and stayed the night. We got to the Canyon at 8:30am and spent the entire day. In the winter you can drive all the way to the Western end of the state park, called Hermit's Rest and stop at the various points to view the Canyon from different angles. We had most of these points to ourselves as traffic was non-existent and the visitors were scarce. At each stop we got out of the car and walked to the edge. Caution to people with height problems or small children: There are no real railing at the Grand Canyon, the only thing that separates you from the Canyon's edge (and 3,000 ft drop) is AIR!!!!! Above are just a few pictures (more to come) of the Canyon, the top is from Pima Point close to Hermit's Rest, the next is the wife and boy at Mather Point, the most popular and first point when entering the Canyon Park. Next is again Pima Point and the last is the Watchtower, built in 1930 you can climb to the top and get a view of the beginning of the Grand Canyon on the eastern the west the Grand Canyon and to the east the Painted Desert, what a sight!!!!


At 7:52 PM, Blogger Brent said...'s beautiful!!


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