Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Day Tripping at The Grand Canyon


The Glitter Globe Trippin at the Canyon
What I don't understand is, if pictures of the Grand Canyon make it look small,
why doesn't that work for me? 




The Glitter Globe Trippin at the Canyon
I recommend flying or driving to the canyon.
Don't take a bus. Trust me.




The Glitter Globe Trippin at the Canyon
Maverick Airlines flies to the Grand Canyon airport. It's a super small airport, commuter planes only. And from the air the runway appears to end about where the canyon starts. #FreakingOut




Tripping at the Canyon The Glitter Globe
My first glimpse of the canyon always makes me cry. I don't know why.
I suppose it's just that GRAND. (See what I did there?)




Trippin at the Canyon The Glitter Globe
Pictures don't do it justice, but let's try anyway. This is the top of Bright Angel Trail (South Rim). See that green strip on the floor in the middle of the picture? That's Indian Gardens and it's 4.7 miles away. Start hiking.




The Glitter Globe Tripping at the Canyon
And we're talking 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and a mile deep. So don't sit on the edge and dangle your feet in, you ninny.




The Glitter Globe Tripping at the Canyon
And don't just start walking. Do your research. You need to carry water.
Yes people fall in, and yes people die there. 




The Glitter Globe Trippin at the Canyon
But tourists can do any freaky thing they like from the rim, and they do. And where can I get
a selfie stick? Because sometimes I hike into the canyon and sometimes I just day trip the rim.




The Glitter Globe Trippin at the Canyon
A day trip to the canyon isn't even first base, and you'll want to go all the way there.
But take what you can get. It's worth the effort.

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Photos used by permission of B. C. Karfelt
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