Southwestern US, Travels, US National Parks

From Rim to Rim – Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (part III)

After two wonderful days exploring the south rim of the Grand Canyon, it was time to pack up and head to the north rim. From Mather Campground, we followed Desert View Road east out of the park, stopping at the viewpoints we'd skipped on the way in. Though Grand Canyon is not known for its… Continue reading From Rim to Rim – Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (part III)

Southwestern US, Travels, US National Parks

Ooh, Ahh, and Ugh – Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (part II)

The names of most of the viewpoints in Grand Canyon National Park are of Native American origin. Hopi Point, Yavapai Overlook, and Mohave Point, to name a few. Whoever named the rest was apparently not feeling very creative. Case in point: when we hiked down into the canyon, we found ourselves at Ooh Ahh Point.… Continue reading Ooh, Ahh, and Ugh – Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (part II)

Southwestern US, Travels, US National Parks

A Vast Expanse – Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (part I)

It’s difficult to describe the Grand Canyon without using the words enormous and spectacular. And while both adjectives are correct, I couldn’t really fully appreciate the immensity of the canyon until I saw it for myself. And so, after 2 days in Zion National Park, we headed south to see it for ourselves. We began… Continue reading A Vast Expanse – Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (part I)