Grand Canyon (South Rim, view towards north)
Monday, 15 March 1999 (trip with parents). We had planned to go from Tucson to the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, but because it was such a dry year and there were no flowers to be seen, we went up to the Grand Canyon instead. We stayed overnight (the Sunday night) in Williams, which is about half an hour east of Flagstaff and an hour south of the Grand Canyon itself.
Sunset in Williams
(The sunset was actually even prettier earlier, but it was not until I got off the highway that I could pull out the camera.)
Most of these pictures are from the rim, but at least the one with the mule in it is from Bright Angel Trail. I did not have my hiking boots, and my parents were not up to climbing paths anyway, so I just went a slight ways down the trail.
Another view towards the north, with a bit more canyon showing
Looking slightly northeast, I think
Part of the south rim, towards the west end of the canyon, if I remember right
View from Bright Angel Trail, with a mule coming up
View of the Colorado River at the bottom of the canyon
Another view; the Colorado shows up here again, towards the left
Fairly decent view of the south rim climbing down
Probably my best daylight shot (probably mid to late afternoon)
Same as #8, but slightly different angle
Not all my pictures were from the rim; I took one of the Hopi House:
Eventually, the sun started to go down, and I got some pictures I really like. Well, except for the date-stamp feature that somehow got turned on, with the date wildly wrong; luckily it barely shows up in most of these.
Ravens perch on the rim
Sunset adds shadows, which bring profiles into relief
The sunlight turns orange-red and brings out more color
(If you have a 35mm camera, you can use color filters to get a similar effect...)
(But real sunset is just as good, or maybe better, anyway!)
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