Sunday, November 21, 2010

Grand Canyon Indian ruins, Day 2

Indian Ruins Grand Canyon Arizona by Selep Imaging
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 by Jeanne Selep Imaging
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. 

Grand Canyon hiking trail to Indian ruins by Jeanne Selep
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. 

Grand Canyon hiking trail to Indian Ruins
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. 

Grand Canyon Indian Ruins by Jeanne Selep Imaging
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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indicaspecies said...

Very beautiful pictures.
Reminded me of my trip to Petra, Jordan.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like you had a great trip rafting on the Colorado river. The Grand Canyon scenery and the Indian ruins are beautiful.

Gaelyn said...

Magnificent! I'm rather jealous of your river trip. That looks like the Nakoweap granary.

Jenn said...

Awesome pics! My boyfriend guided a private rafting trip down the Colorado River last year. He can't stop talking about it. He has some amazing photos as well. He guides rivers here in the Philippines. :-)

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LV said...

This looks like great fun for those that can endure it. I would never be able to even consider such an outing.

Donnie said...

That was so interesting. Beautiful scenery. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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