Today we drove 4 hours from Zion down to the north rim of the grand canyon. It’s a decent drive to get to either north or south rim. We drove through a forest which turned into charred trees. We later learned that a fire that summer had burnt thousands of hectares of forest in grand canyon national park. The canyon is impressive even if it was not what I expected. It’s probably at least a couple of km’s deep from the rim to the base. The hazy air which tainted the view was apparently caused by a nearby factory, so the photographs didn’t turn out very well. The south rim was viewable from where we stood at the side of canyon, only 16 km’s across but a 6 hour drive to get around to the other side. We could see the glint of the sun shining off the glass on the buildings but could not make out any structures on the horizon. We spent most of the day driving. It was another 4 hours back out to find a nice motel right outside Bryce national park for the night. Again we saw another super cool sunset which was appropriately captured on
From New Zealand! Travelling the world, have been in North America and USA for the last 6 months or so. I really admire and enjoy the outdoors! You'll catch me on a mountain bike or a snowboard most often!
I left Auckland New Zealand in April 2006 and have been working in Canada for the last little while. When do I expect to get back home? Good Question! Right now I'm enjoying travelling and meeting people around the world. ... full info