Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Rim Trail, Grand Canyon April 27, 2014

After about a seven minute walk from the Backcountry Office Parking Lot at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, I got my first glimpse of one of the seven natural wonders of the world!  In fact, it was much more than a glimpse, it was a wide-open, massive-expanse,  full-feast.  Before going, I googled lots to view loads of photos to get an idea of what I was in for.  To actually be there, standing in this very spot at this second in time was an incredibly out-of-this-world surreal feeling.  
Today's plan was to hike The Rim Trail from the Bright Angel Trailhead to Hermits Rest and then catch the free shuttle bus back to my starting point.  I wanted to stand in this spot as it will play an important role tomorrow.  You will have to stay tuned to find out why!
along the way
I read that views of blue, green, gold and red blended together could be beautiful.
This proves that point!
It's amazing what a few puffy clouds can create!
I see some kind of a creature in this shadow shot!
Thank you Mother Nature for casting your clouds!
a multitude of shades
taking the time to feel the moment
I waved right back at him.
This is my favourite photo of the day!  
There was nothing more I could ask for, for today, when I saw this sight.  
To me this is where I saw that natural wonder of the world.
It was prime season for this plant to be in bloom.
As I was nearing the end of my hike, the Colorado River came into sight.  
I arrived at the end of The Rim Trail at Hermits Rest. 
I felt like ringing the bell hanging from the top of that stone structure.  
I was ready to declare "bring on tomorrow"!  
Today I spent on the Rim, tomorrow I get to go down in!

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