GRAND CANYON – Long Walk along the South Rim

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Day Two at the Grand Canyon (South Rim)

 

The day after we drove along the Desert View Drive, and a lovely sunset at the trailer park we were staying, we returned to spend a full day walking along the rim trails of the Grand Canyon South Rim.

 

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We started east of Mather Point and over the course of the day wandered west all the way to Hermits Rest.

GC - south rim map

 

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Look closely and you can see the trail into the canyon that descends from Yaki Point.

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Close-up of the only bridge that crosses the Colorado for miles.

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Those among you familiar with my twofisted touristing photo blog posts will recognize my husband Ed from behind…

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See the trail on the plateau below.  That is part of the Bright Angel Trail.  It can also be seen in the video below this photo.  (My next Grand Canyon post will take us part way down the Bright Angel Trail.)

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Classic Rock:

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While we took our lunch break, that raven spent the full thirty minutes at our side cawing.  I got the impression, as you will hear in the first of the “Raven Videos”, that the bird expected to be fed.  Presumedly many tourists have fed this bird before.  He didn’t give up on us the whole time we were there.  We didn’t feed him.  But perhaps he was waiting until we left to see whether we left any crumbs behind.

 

The Hopi House.

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At this point we had walked a little over 3.5 kilometers and had at least another 3.5 kilometers along the rim ahead of us.

 

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The Colorado river in close-up above, the panorama view below.

 

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About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 30 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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