What special hours we spent walking around the south rim of the Grand Canyon earlier this week! I shall always remember the sight of the birds regally soaring a mile above the canyon’s floor and the thrill on visitors’ faces as they glimpsed the canyon for the first time. It’s hard to believe that there is so much life to be found among this rugged yet peaceful landscape.
We reluctantly left the Grand Canyon after having only casually strolled there, but the next time we visit, we are determined to hike all the way to the canyon’s floor.
For each man sees himself in the Grand Canyon – each one makes his own Canyon before he comes, each one brings and carries away his own Canyon. – Carl Sandburg
How the striking of the great clock, whose hours are millions of years, reverberates out of the abyss of the past! – John Burroughs
When your spirit cries for peace, come to a world of canyons deep in the old land, feel the exultation of high plateaus, the strength of moving waters, the simplicity of sand and grass, the silence of growth. -August Frugé
It’s like trying to describe what you feel when you’re standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon or remembering your first love or the birth of your child. You have to be there to really know what it’s like. – Jack Schmitt
Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it. – Theodore Roosevelt
The Grand Canyon is a land of song. – JW Powell
Have you visited or hiked the Grand Canyon? If so, what were your favorite vantage points? Did you muster the courage to go on the Skywalk?
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