The First of Seven Natural Wonders
Trip Start Mar 18, 2010
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I may prefer the feeling of having a mountain or a lake all to myself, but something as incredible as The Grand Canyon is there to be shared. So I'll try not to be greedy. I can't help but be annoyed by the group of boy scouts next to me, telling stories while I'm lying quietly in my tent, trying to have a peaceful moment to myself. Again, I'll try to not let it get to me
We had just enough time to catch one of the viewpoints as the sun was beginning to go down. I think this is the most impressive place I have seen yet, and I've hardly seen anything. As the sun went down, it still managed to peak around the giant corner of stone to my left. Each cloud, a different shade of blue, gradually grew darker with distance from the sun. Still, patches of white shined through with just a hint of orange.
Looking down, directly below me, there was a long stretch of snow, deep enough to get stuck in. Beneath the sky and a perfectly level horizon, jagged bands of red and gray were carved out of the earth with such definition and purpose. I was hovering over an naturally artificial mountain range. Out in front of me, a giant sculpture, extended for miles, masterfully hand crafted out of red stone and clay. I can't wait to see more.
From The Grand Canyon,
Zach and Wallie