The canyon is grand

Published: January 13th 2007
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A happy camper in Zion national park.
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
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twisting through Zion national park.

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Zion rock

Funny layered rock, note the road is red also so it blends in with the red rock landscape.
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2 crows in a tree

Artistic shot at the grand canyon
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Grand Canyon

Looking towards the south rim from the north rim.
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Grand Canyon

At the bottom of the canyon the Colorado River runs through, shaping this Canyon to what it is today.
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Check it out!

I relax back and gaze upon this amazing landscape
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The drive to the canyon

Charred trees from the recent forest fire which swept through this part of the national park.
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Utah Sunset

Oh goodness!! The colours!!!

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