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It was another beautiful day today. I started the day by driving to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. I have been to the Grand Canyon a couple of times but this was my first visit to the North Rim. Not very many people visit the North Rim so it is far less crowded than the South Rim. I spent about four hours in the park visiting the various view points. The picture below is the Queen's Window, or somebody's Window, I can't remember. Any how you walk out on that arch for views of the canyon. When I took the picture I didn't realize that's what it was until I got out there later on.
Below is the view from Cape Royal.
Below is a picture of me at Cape Royal. I am standing on the edge of the canyon with about a 1000 foot drop all around me.
I have never seen a picture of the Grand Canyon that does it justice. It's one of those places you have to actually be there to truly appreciate it. Below is Roosevelt Point.
Below is Vista Encantada.
Up until this point I pretty much had the park to myself. All the above viewpoints were on a side road 10-20 miles from the visitor center. The Pictures below are from Bright Angel Point just behind the visitor center, there were a lot more people here.
Not only was the park beautiful but so was the drive there and back. You'd go through these dense forests and then it would open up to these huge beautiful meadows. You could even see snow on the ground in the shady spots. The picture below was taken while driving, I should have stopped and got a better picture.
As I got farther away from the canyon it became more desert like. There was a nice view as we were descending from the higher elevation.
By the time I got to Lees Ferry it was pretty hot. Below is the Colorado River at Lees Ferry.
The balanced rocks below were also at Lees Ferry.
My last picture for today is of the Navajo Bridge over the Colorado River at Marble Canyon.
On my scenic flight over the Grand Canyon & Monument Valley back on December 26, 2006, I remember flying over these twin bridges.
From here it was about a 35 mile drive to Page, Arizona where I will be staying for two nights. Yay, I don't have to pack and move tomorrow. Plan to go rafting down the Colorado River tomorrow.
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