Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The last of the Grand Canyon pictures, I promise!

OK, just a few more and then I'll take you down the road to Los Angeles, OK?  These are of the eastern part of the park, out along Desert View drive.

I'm not the only one taking pictures of the Grand Canyon...

The weather was very changeable this day (October 1), every time I got out of the car to take a picture, see a sight or try a hike it started to rain.  Still, I find the overcast conditions made it easier to see details lower in the canyon.

The photo below is of a spot in a bend in the Colorado river where Pueblo Indians used to have a camp or a small settlement, down at the bottom of the canyon:

Another view of the Colorado river down there, looking west:

Thunderstorms were all over the place:

I like the detail I could see in the following two pictures:

Skies were interesting and different from minute to minute:

More detail of the inner canyon- I love the patterns of the red layers!

This is at the Grandview trailhead, where I tried to take a short hike, but the rain started about 1 minute into it so I turned around.

I forget where this is, but it's a cool formation!

... and that, I swear, is the last of my Grand Canyon pictures.  Until my next visit- I won't be going back right away, but at some point, definitely!  I have unhiked trails and canyon floor to see up close yet.