Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim

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Grand Canyon Sunset

Tyler summed it up when he first laid eyes on the Grand Canyon and all he could say was.......     (wow.)   We got there just before dusk, and arrived in time to see the sunset over the canyon.  We had no problem getting a tent spot in the Mather campground within the park.  It was a nice corner site in the  back, with plenty of room.  We set up quickly and headed back to the rim to catch the sun setting.  We were also treated to a light show to the east, as there was a thunderstorm rolling by about 5 miles out.  Nothing quite like the Grand Canyon in front of you, a beautiful sunset to your left, and periodic lightning flashes to your right!  We got some video shots with the camcorder of lightning strikes in the distance, to the east. Once it was too dark to see anything anymore, we went to the park's large grocery store and loaded up on food and firewood.  Back to camp, and Dawn made us a nice dinner of kielbasa, mashed potatoes and squash.   The stars were very bright here, you could clearly see the Milky Way.  If you look close enough, sometimes you can even see satallites passing by. One of the advantages of no light pollution!  We made plans to try to get up early the next day, to catch the sunrise over the canyon.

pinchora says:
Oh I see you have a nice blog on the Canyon set up too... and what's sad is out in Minnesota people don't know what Kielbasa is... sigh... or pierogies! But thanks for sharing
Posted on: Jan 03, 2008
MistressAunt says:
Its funny - we cook kielbasa on our forest camping trips too, or brats. I love cooking over a campfire! The North Rim is about 2 hours from my front door, and I love to go there. We usually camp just short of there at a place called "Marble View" that has a stunning view of Marble Canyon, and a couple of times we were entertained by a pair of condors playing in the drafts!
Posted on: Jul 11, 2007
CrazyLisa says:
That just sounds fantastic!! And giggles at you and X_drive
Posted on: Jul 11, 2007
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Grand Canyon Sunset
Grand Canyon Sunset
We got there just in time
We got there just in time
Tyler was impressed
Tyler was impressed
...so was Dawn!
...so was Dawn!
admiring the view
admiring the view
South Rim
South Rim
last of the sun
last of the sun
getting darker
getting darker
ok, time to head back to camp!
ok, time to head back to camp!
Grand Canyon
photo by: Sunflower300