Thursday, May 26, 2011

Grand Canyon & it's a small world

Today we made the 2 1/2 hour drive from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon.

One thing that I've always enjoyed about driving in the West is that usually - if you don't like the scenery - just keep driving....  It will change soon.

Today was an illustration of that concept.

Our drive started out in the red rock desert.

In a short while we started the climb from 4,000' altitude to the 8,500' foot altitude that we eventually attained up here on the Kaibab Plateau where we are camped along the North Rim of the Canyon.

This photo was taken at around 6,500' just a short 1/2 hour after the previous one.

Soon we arrived at the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon Lodge

Todays Self Portrait
Picture was taken at the overlook below the lodge

A funny thing happened on the way back up to the lodge....

Just as we got done hiking back up I saw the same group of German Students that I had mentioned in yesterdays blog as having been on the Antelope Canyon Tour with us.

We saw each other and had a good laugh - took some photos - exchanged email addresses etc.

Sometimes the world is a small place.   You might remember last years blog that we kept meeting the same couple in the fancy red painted pickup...?

Anyway - tomorrow we do some hiking and more picture taking.   It's late and I have a 6am phone meeting so it's  time to chill.

1 comment:

  1. All right, all right, all right..... Now THESE are my favorite pictures! Seriously, some amazing photos! I can hardly wait to see what you'll have for us to see tomorrow! :-) T


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