The Grand Canyon is indeed Grand!!

The Grand Canyon we visit today is a gift from past generations.  Just sitting and watching the changing shadows, wandering along a trail, feeling the sun and wind on your face and standing at the rim reminds me to give thanks to those generations.

Few places have provoked as much wonder as the Grand Canyon.  The rocks exposed within the Canyon range from the young to the old.  Kaibab limestone, the caprock on the rims of the canyon, formed 270 million years ago.  The oldest rocks, at the bottom, date from 1,840 million years.  Nowhere else on earth features such dazzling variety of colorful rock layers, impressive buttes, and shadowed side canyons.

Edgar was allowed to walk around with me on the paved trails, dogs are not allowed off trail.  It costs $25.00 and a long line to enter the park.  Buy a National Parks Pass on-line for $87.00 to gain admission to any of the National Parks and Recreation areas and bypass the long entrance lines.

The park camping was completely full so we went to the Ten X campground about 3 miles from the park entrance.  The camping was primitive – no water and a pit toilet – but it only cost $9.00 for a safe campsite.  In the morning I was able to re-enter the park and use their shower facilities – another reason to buy the season pass.

Cathy

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Arleen Girotti on June 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Makes me want to see it even more on my to do list and Edgar looks cute !

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  2. Posted by Gail Watson on June 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Edgar looks really happy in the picture. I’ve never seen the Grand Canyon so I’m living vicariously through your travels!!

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  3. Posted by Nora on June 6, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Edgar looks like you might be saying “back up just a little more” No way! Great pictures.

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  4. Great pictures Cathy! The Grand Canyon is absolutely beautiful! The colors are unbelievable. My son flew people over the Grand Canyon on Scenic Airline tours based out of Boulder City for 5 years. I’m not so sure if Edgar liked his perch too much though! 🙂

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  5. Hey Honey,
    Thanks for sharing the pictures. I loved your discription of the Grand Canyon. It gives me a feel for what it must be like. Can’t quite picture a “pit” toilet. Not sure I want to! (is it an outhouse?)

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