Friday, March 16, 2007

SW+1YR-FOUR: Looking Grand Canyon

There’s not much to do at the south rim of Grand Canyon

but to stand on the south rim and look into Grand Canyon.

There are variations though. The previous night we watched

a lunar eclipse over Grand canyon. The next morning we watched
the sun rise in Grand Canyon. During the afternoon, we toured
the western edge towards Hermit’s Rest.
It was the Grand Canyon Show dawn to dusk.


Bob Fisher said...

Sorry to hear that there's not much to do there (but take magnificent pictures!). I've been following your trip some. I had the opportunity to pass through Sedona a few years ago and was quite taken.
I also had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon back in 1969 while travelling with 4 friends who each chipped in $5.00 to purchase a 1959 Chevy. We drove 8,000 miles from Brooklyn to Berkeley and (almost)back (via Boulder, the GC and Big Sur). I would have to say, it was an unforgettable trip with the GC really standing out. It felt like I was looking at a mountain range that had been put into an enormous hole in the ground (not very adequate description but, having been there, I think you know what I'm trying to say). A real miracle.

I've been particularly interested in your links to Thoreau.

Greg said...

Hi Bob, I know exactly what you're saying. It is a miracle, and I was being a little facetious about nothing there to do but take pictures. Just that is enough. Looking at the variations is enough in itself. Glad you like the Thoreau. Would have loved to have heard his take on the Canyon!