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Sunday, October 2, 2016

T + L: "A (Very) Quick Guide To The Grand Canyon"

Above, a view of the Grand Canyon from the South Rim. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Last night, I was doing some research on campgrounds and amenities of Grand Canyon National Park in preparation of my trip later this month to Metropolis, Illinois for the celebration of life services for Noel Neill. I plan to stop at the Grand Canyon on the return trip home (among other places).

I have been to Grand Canyon National Park (North and South Rims) several times, but not since 1992. So I am looking forward to the upcoming visit to the South Rim.

It just so happens that Travel + Leisure has posted an article on the Grand Canyon. It is "A (Very) Quick Guide To The Grand Canyon".

It begins with:
When you’re standing 4,000 feet over the rim of America’s most recognizable geological wonder—a 2 billion-year-old gorge eroded slowly by wind and water—the first thing you might ponder is: how? How is it possible that a canyon this deep, with its intricately carved layers and sculpted waterways, ever came to be? Yet a more practical question might be, how was it first perceived? After all, it didn’t always play the role of national landmark, home to 5 million visitors each year. In fact, Grand Canyon National Park, as we know it, is a relatively new concept, having officially been declared a national park in 1919.
There are several campgrounds and RV parks in the vicinity of the Grand Canyon. Since I don't know when exactly I'll be arriving, making reservations for a campsite now would not be practical. The trip will be a rare (for me) "play it by ear" trip with no reservations at campgrounds being made before hitting the road. I should have little or no difficulties as vacation season is over.

To read more, go here.

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