Again, there are no words to describe this place….The Grand Canyon. Showing pictures is like picking up a handful of sand and telling you that this is what the beach looks like.
Yet….yet…I must try! So that if you haven’t seen this place of majestic wonder you will be inspired to come here. I am grateful to be able to look on this grandure yet again. Each time I visit it grows sweeter and even more beautiful in my eyes. These days I can’t look into the canyon without tears welling up as I try to take in this beauty-beyond-measure…try to absorb it…try to bring it to live within me, and be part of who I am.
How can rocks be so beautiful?
How can this vast expanse wrench my heart so?
I love watching the Ravens grab the updrafts as they fly over the openness….I want to fly too!
Joy makes me nervous. She likes to go right to the edge and her vision isn’t so good these days….but she seems to grasp the grandness of it.
And so does Shiloh. He sees something that makes his ears perk!
Yup, I’m really here!!
The Watchtower at the far eastern end of the canyon.
From the Watchtower area it’s easy to see the Colorado River.
And then there is our camp at Mather Campground….
With friends wandering Through….
And they don’t seem to mind Shiloh at all!
It will cost you $30 entrance fee these days to get into the Grand Canyon, (good for a week) unless you have the Senior Pass, aka the America The Beautiful pass. Or some other pass, which brings the price down to 0…..and then camping with the pass is $9 a night no hook ups. ($18 without the pass) There are water spigots and bathrooms around, and showers and laundry at the front of the campground. There is a campground with full hook ups too, for quite a bit more money. If you are not into camping, there are many beautiful hotels/rooms to stay in, but no deals there. Also you can stay outside the park, and just drive in to visit.
People ask me about my favorite places that I’ve seen in my travels, and I find it really hard to choose…but I can say for sure that the Grand Canyon is in my top 5 list….a place of wonder…not to be missed.