Tuesday, November 13, 2018

ARIZONA: Grand Canyon National Park

One of the Natural Wonders of the World: the Grand Canyon is a nearly 300 mile long canyon, exposing two billion years of Earth's geological history in it's steep rocky sides. The view is absolutely breath taking and impossible to capture. Photographs seem to make everything look so much smaller. Like most travel destinations, these are places that you just have to experience - photos will never do it justice. It's truly awe inspiring to stand in front of this vast outlook. The red landscape feels absolutely surreal, stretching before you as far as your eye can see.

We had limited time during our trip to Arizona, but we knew we would have to do a little bit of hiking at the Grand Canyon. We decided to hike an 1.8 mile trail down the canyon to Ooh Aah point. Ooh Aah point is a scenic vista away from the crowds that gather on the rim of the canyon, and completely do-able within a short span of time. Along our hike, we were guided by friendly ground squirrels that seemed shamelessly aware of the fact that most hikers carry snacks.

Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon?
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  1. I went to the Grand Canyon for the first time last February. That's when I learned how cold it gets in some parts of Arizona; there was snow on the ground and the temperatures were in the 20s! I would have loved to go on one of the trails but there was so much ice. It looks like you guys had a wonderful time there. Your photos are great!

    1. Oh wow! We went for the first time just a few months ago in May. It was very hot but pretty cool in the morning. It's amazing how divisive temperatures can be in deserts. I'd love to visit and see snow!