Friday, April 16, 2010

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is  about a mile deep. One of the best places to see the river is on the eastern side of the park. Usually, it is a small ribbon of blue-green.
Snow/rain from the night before and probably some snowmelt make the river fairly large
and muddy brown.

We were surprised to find it so hazy after a good wind and overnight snow, and I was a bit dissapointed to not see much snow left from the night before.

Didn't look too hazy to the south. Those are the San Fransisco Peaks outside Flagstaff.

And it looked crystal clear the ten miles across to the north rim.
It did start to clear up again shortly before we left for home.
What?! It's only a thousand feet or two down, sure I can stand on one leg!

Deep down in the canyon
it is very colorful

and this is called a temple
It has a name - everything in the canyon has a name attached to it - I just don't know what it is.