Grand Canyon South Rim
The trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon was in 2000.
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The Grand Canyon.
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Such beauty is easily appreciated by walking the trails near the Grand Canyon's rim.
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One doesn't have to walk far for the view to change drastically.
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This building is called Lookout Studio. The fog ruins an otherwise beautiful view.
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Looking back at the El Tovar hotel.
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This is about as close to the edge as Grandpa Roy would get.
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Winter at the Canyon.
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During a drive in the Grand Canyon National Park it began to snow. Grandma and Grandpa stopped and she made this snow man. A couple days after this photo was taken, Grandma and Grandpa would be sweltering in the heat of the southern Arizona town of Tombstone as well as in the Sonora Desert.
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A view into the mist from near the snow man.
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Grandma Bert, of course, had the courage to walk down to the lower rim.
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Grandma Bert returns from a lower rim overlook.
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Grandma Bert decided to take a short walk on Bright Angel Trail. This trail ultimately reaches the bottom, but takes several hours, round trip. Grandma did not go to the bottom. It would have taken too long.
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During her walk she read about the mules that are used to transport tourists to the bottom.
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The sign is self-explanatory.
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Inspiration for the Bright Angel trail.
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A wintery shot Grandma Bert took toward the "Duck on a Rock" stone formation.
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Grandma Bert's photo of the stone formation called "Duck on a Rock."
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Grandma's walk resulted in some beautiful photos...
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...such as this one...
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...and this one.
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Another of Grandma's photos. If you look closely, you can see on the left center what appears to be a tunnel.
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This little tunnel is the first along Bright Angel, a little over a mile away from the rim. Grandpa Roy's fear of heights prevented him from joining her down this narrow trail.
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Not too courageous Grandpa Roy waits for Grandma Bert to return.
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The Grand Canyon took millions of years to be formed by erosion and it is a mile deep; the distance from rim to rim is from 10 to 18 miles and the canyon is 277 miles long.
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Sunset over the Grand Canyon.
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Hopi House contains a gift shop.
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Indian tapestry.
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American Indian tapestry.
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Grandma Bert poses during dinner at a Canyon restaurant.
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Maswik Lodge was fully booked by the time your grandparents made their reservations for the Grand Canyon.
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The motel inside the park where Grandma and Grandpa stayed while at the Grand Canyon.
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A snowy view from outside your grandparents' room at the Grand Canyon.