|Indian ruins, Grand Canyon wall.|
It has been quite some time since I posted anything from my Grand Canyon rafting trip. These photos are from a hike some of the group took on Thursday, May 21, 2009, the second day of rafting, after we set up our camp for the evening. Above, my daughter looks up at the Indian ruins.
|Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona|
This is the view of the Colorado River running through the Grand Canyon. Our group's two rafts are in the lower right blue water. You have to know the raft is there to see it.
|Hiking on trail to Indian ruins, Grand Canyon|
We walked on an Indian trail up to an Indian ruin high above the river. The structure was thought to be used by Indians for food grain storage that would have been inaccessible to most animals.
|We are up high. There are no rails. Do not kick stones.|
I wanted to show you where the raft is, so you can get an idea of how high up we are. Also notice the tiny people down the path. It was an amazing hike and an awesome view.
|Indian ruins, Grand Canyon. Getting this angle was hard.|
It is hard to get a feel for this spot with my limited camera lens. The 360 view was fantastic. The vast dimensions, scale of the valley, height of the canyon below and above and across from us, the colors and textures are impossible to capture. I photo merged two photos to create the view above.
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This is my 8th entry to the meme Scenic Sunday (I was entry 44).
This is my 29th contribution to the meme Outdoor Wednesday (I was entry 45).
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