A most useful tool when visiting National Parks. Can be downloaded online or pick one up at the visitor centers..
Download the Park Newspaper
for the South Rim of Grand Canyon
There really is a Grand Canyon East and it begins just below Glen Canyon Dam which creates Lake Powell.
We are up early and after a great breakfast at the Cameron Trading Post (see previous post) we are on our way to The South Rim Grand Canyon Village via. Desert View and the east entrance.
If eligible make sure you have::
America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Senior Pass Cost: $10 Lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62+ Provides access to, and use of, all national parks and Federal recreation sites that charge an entrance fee.We visited 5 National Parks (4 people) and did not have to pay any entrance fee.
“Desert View Watchtower, also known as the Indian Watchtower at Desert View, is a 70-foot (21 m)-high stone building located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon within Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, United States. The tower is located at Desert View, more than 20 miles (32 km) to the east of the main developed area at Grand Canyon Village.” Wikipedia
The bottom floor of the tower now contains a gift shop while the upper floors serve as an observation deck from which visitors to the national park can view eastern portions of the Grand Canyon.(Love that blue sky)
Fred Kabotie Mural in Desert View Watchtower
View from the tower looking down to the observation platform.
Linda is reading:: Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon by M.P. Ghiglieri & T.M. Myers. Dedication for the book:: “For the millions who come to Grand Canyon in the future,that they each may walk away enriched—and in one piece….. And also in recognition of each member of every search and rescue team from Arizona and Utah and Nevada and of every guide,companion,and Good Samaritan who has risked his or her life to save those of us who otherwise never would have walked away at all.”
Ted R. says it”s time to move on.
Make sure to bring your water bottle and refill as needed.. Dehydration Kills.
Kind of hazy but you can just make out Humphreys Peak,the highest point in Arizona at 12,633 feet.
So that”s what it is………….
“Experimentation with horticultural subsistence began in the Southwest around 3500 B.P. with the appearance of maize agriculture. Horticultural subsistence strategies still relied heavily on hunting and gathering local resources, though maize, beans, and squash were planted in locations where seasonal flooding allowed for the germination and growth of cultivated plants. With the adoption of a more sedentary lifestyle, storage cists and granaries were used to store surplus supplies and pottery appeared by A.D. 500. The gradual shift to village life is referred to as the Formative Period, lasting from A.D. 500 to 1540 (Neal et al. 1999).” READ MORE
There are different ways to travel:
Have to loose some weight..LOL.
"There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm." Ted R.
“Treat the Earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.”
-Ancient American Indian Proverb
That’s all folks.. Thanks for stopping by…………………….
for the South Rim of Grand Canyon