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The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

December 6th, 2020

Two months ago, I hiked rim to river to rim in the Grand Canyon. The day after, I wrote a story about the trek and shared 10 photos from my iPhone.

This week, we’re going to revisit the Grand Canyon through more detailed photos I captured on my DSLR. I’ll share one or two each day and end with a larger pictorial post next weekend (like I did recently with Bryce Canyon).

To kick it off, here’s one from the top of the south rim with the intensifying sunlight pushing me and J to hurry up to the trailhead and get started. A long and beautiful day was about to unfold in front of us.

More tomorrow,

Photo of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.


  • Yes, it was a grand day for you. And now expecting a grand week. Thanks for sharing.

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  • This is exciting news again. To be honest, not much before, all I could think of grand canyon was the postcard horseshoe picture I saw everywhere. From so far away, the only other way of knowing would be to see a documentary, but that I never saw. However thanks to all your posts, I understand a bit more of these magnificent landforms. And that there are other canyons too apart from grand canyon.

    Eagerly awaiting the details, thankfully I don’t have to start and finish the canyon in a single day journey 🙂


  • Wonderful. Look forward to the week ahead and the opportunity to see the photos on my Mac cinema screen 🙂

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  • Several years ago our family flew to Las Vegas for vacation. We were early, so the pilot got permission to fly over the grand canyon. He dipped each side of the plane so everyone could get a view. That part was about as exciting as seeing the canyon!!! One other time Pat and I took a train from Williams, AZ to the Grand Canyon. It was the end of October and during the night before the trip it snowed about 3 inches. We were so excited to see the canyon but when we got there it was fogged in. We stood at the side for awhile and for about 30 seconds the sun came out and we got a pretty good view. The next day we drove through a canyon, Oak Creek I think, to Sedona. Gorgeous scenery along the way. Really have enjoyed the posts from your trip.


    • Wow, Joan! Great memories from the Grand Canyon! The flight sounds amazing! What a way to see it! I would love to see the Grand Canyon in winter. I imagine the canyon has many moods and a lot of weather passing over it. The whole area is just so pretty and scenic no matter which way you’re headed. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences. More photos coming all week!


  • That was an amazing account of an incredible feat. Just seeing the magnitude of the views really hit home. And the reading the stats and the end. All I can say is congratulations! And wow! Your statement about never doing it again gave me a good chuckle. Thanks and looking forward to more photos.


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