|What I don't understand is, if pictures of the Grand Canyon make it look small,|
why doesn't that work for me?
|I recommend flying or driving to the canyon.|
Don't take a bus. Trust me.
|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|
|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?)
|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.|
|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.|
|And don't just start walking. Do your research. You need to carry water.|
Yes people fall in, and yes people die there.
|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.
|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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