The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, ranges from 4,000 to 6,000 feet deep and is 18 miles across at the widest point. Congress passed an act naming the canyon as a national park in Arizona on February 26, 1919. Teddy Roosevelt once said that every American must see the Grand Canyon…..I would definitely agree with him. The enormity of it is something you can not quite imagine – you have to see it to even begin to understand. That said, I have to admit that I prefer Bryce Canyon for the sake of beauty, but the Grand carries a beauty all it’s own!!!
Well, after chasing through Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, Cody and Jackson Hole in the pursuit of wildlife, we pulled into our campsite at Trailer Village, Grand Canyon to this….what a welcoming committee!
Note the rainbow in the background.
If that wasn’t enough, it wasn’t long before this big guy entered the scene….and he put on quite a show for us!
I have a LOT more video of this big boy, but let’s move on to the Grand Canyon. Oh – but before we do, there was one more animal, I wanted to share with you!
And one more animal (of sorts!) It totally reminded me of Bullwinkle the Moose! Do you see it?? Amazing what burls do to a tree.
Now…..on to the canyon.
The canyon at sunrise!
Well, the next day, we decided to see the Canyon at sunset. We had rain off and on that day, but we had hope that it would clear to a beautiful sunset. But not this time……instead, we were blessed by a dramatic sky and a RAINBOW! How many people can say they saw a rainbow over the Grand Canyon?? We were told that was the first rain all summer…and we were there! Behind every cloud is a silver lining……or a rainbow! The rainbow is in many of the pictures – you just have to look for it!
The last few places we’ve been too have not had good WIFI….sorry for the gap in my posts but it was not to be helped. I think we’re pretty much caught up now except for my postings under “campgrounds” – I’m way behind, but I’ll try to work on it over the next few days as some of you are asking. Tomorrow, we leave for Sedona, Arizona……I’m looking forward to that as I’ve never been in the Southwest. Think I’ll see a cactus or two?? HAPPY TRAILS!!!!!!!