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Monday, July 30, 2012

WESTERN TRIP:ARIZONA,COLORADO, UTAH,NEW MEXICO::SOUTH RIM GRAND CANYON::EAST ENTRANCE::DESERT VIEW::

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.

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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.

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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.

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“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

westday2kodak 004DSC_0095 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)

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Fred Kabotie Mural in Desert View Watchtower

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View from the tower looking down to the observation platform.

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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.”

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DSC_0147 Ted R. says it”s time to move on.

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Make sure to bring your water bottle and refill as needed.. Dehydration Kills.

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DSC_0158 Kind of hazy but you can just make out Humphreys Peak,the highest point in Arizona at 12,633 feet.

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So that”s what it is………….

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“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

westday2kodak 006 There are different ways to travel:

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westday2kodak 027 Have to loose some weight..LOL.

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"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.

westday2kodak 009 “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

westday2kodak 007 That’s all folks.. Thanks for stopping by…………………….

Download the Park Newspaper
for the South Rim of Grand Canyon

Thursday, July 26, 2012

WESTERN TRIP:ARIZONA,COLORADO, UTAH,NEW MEXICO: Sedona Oak Creek Canyon:Cameron Trading Post

Sedona::Oak Creek Canyon::Cameron Trading Post

A MY QUALITY TIME POST

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. WESTERN TRIP……………………………….

ARIZONA,COLORADO,UTAH,NEW MEXICO

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A leisurely drive to Flagstaff from Sedona on Alt 89. Oak Creek Canyon. If you're in a hurry use I-17.

First, a “must see” in Sedona:::::

chapelonthehill The Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona's Architectural Landmark and Shrine

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Below the chapel you have a very large, 44,000 square foot house.

DSC_0032 It pays to have numerous European and U. S. patents. For visitors take on Sedona::CLICK:: Next Oak Creek Canyon:: on 89 Alt.

DSC_0033 A last look at Cathedral Rock.

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State Rt. 89A descends a breathtaking series of switchbacks. Read More

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The views are amazing, but there are also native Americans who set up tables with their jewelry creations…………

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The Oak Creek Canyon-Sedona area is second only to Grand Canyon as the most popular tourist destination in Arizona.

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Book your wedding now…LOL

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We then drove through Flagstaff on our way to The Cameron Trading Post which we used as a base camp to explore the south rim of the Grand Canyon

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We have been in the car for awhile and are glad to arrive at our destination…

CANERONCameron Trading Post circa 1920..The Navajo name. for the Cameron Trading Post was Na’nI’A HasAnI (Old Bridge), It is located on US highway 89 54 miles north of Flagstaff in Coconino County, AZ, at the junction with the road to the east entrance of the Grand Canyon national park. READ MORE

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Cameron Trading Post circa 2012 with Joe Todd and Linda………

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A view of The Little Colorado River from our room and a sunset to.

DSC_0075 This is Navajo Country..

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The Little Colorado River is a river in the U.S. state of Arizona, providing the principal drainage from the Painted Desert region. Together with its major tributary, the Puerco River, it drains an area of about 26,500 square miles

DSC_0063This walking bridge over the river is not open to the public and is actually owned by a pipeline company. Are you hungry yet???

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All the Navajo rugs in this photo cost more than my house……………At this restaurant I was introduced to Navajo Fry Bread. Indian fry bread is tradition to the Navajo, and comes with a story of great pain and suffering. READ MORE

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The Gift Shop is huge::

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Need a gag gift for your neighbor???

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If your room has an interior view it would be of the gardens…

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I’ll finish this post with one more photo of the river/bridge..

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JOETODDSAYS210 Thanks for stopping by. In doing this post I found several great links. If you are interested check them out.. Next time east entrance to the Grand Canyon and the South Rim.

Sedona::Oak Creek Canyon::Cameron Trading Post

A MY QUALITY TIME POST

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. WESTERN TRIP……………………………….

ARIZONA,COLORADO,UTAH,NEW MEXICO