The Grand Canyon

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Photo Taken By Me. Please No Stealing. 😉

One of the most amazing things during our Roadtrip across America, was the Grand Canyon.  The Monterey Bay aquarium was cool because of it’s sealife (and because I had such great memories of going there as a little kid), but the Grand Canyon was awesome because it was huge.

The Grand Canyon is a huge, long, winding canyon that has been carved out by the Colorado River over the many years.  It is overall, 277 miles long, and up to eighteen miles wide in some areas–and can get to be deeper than a mile.  It is located in ‘Grand Canyon National Park’, Arizona.

It also has many colored layers of rock and clay in it, as you might be able to see from the photo to your Left…

For thousands of years, the canyon has been lived-in by Native Americans–some of which (the Pueblo people), considered the canyon to be a holy place.

Lastly…  I’m sorry that the photo doesn’t really capture the Grand Canyon that well.  I’m pretty sure that the only way to capture the whole length of the Canyon, is with a Satellite camera…  Which I don’t pretend to own.  😛  And as you probably already know (whether you’ve seen the Grand Canyon or not) it’s really hard to capture the beauty or size of something, into a photograph.

😉

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8 responses to “The Grand Canyon

  1. Wow, sounds like you’ve been having quite the adventure lately. You’re right, you just can’t capture the canyon on film. I’ve seen some great video footage of it on the giant IMAX screen, however. Got one of those? 😉

  2. I’m so envious! I’ve travelled quite extensively, but never have seen this giant hole yet. I didn’t know it was eighteen miles wide in places. That IS huge. Does the river still flow the entire length throughout? Can you kayak down it? Are there any rapids?

  3. THAT’S IT!!! HO YES – THAT’S WHERE WE’RE GOIN’ NEXT FAMILY VACATION!!! We’ve been meaning to go there, but my Dad says it’s too expensive. But maybe we can move to CA and on the way, make a small stop… 😉

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