Monday, November 30, 2015

Grand Canyon Camping with Dad

November, 2015

My Dad flew out to California and we spent ten days camping in California and Arizona. It was a reunion trip as three years ago we camped together in Montana and Canada. The two highlights of this trip were Sequoia National Park and Grand Canyon National Park. Words are hard to describe the feelings while we had while in these parks. So I'll tell the story with photos. Enjoy.

 Sequoia National Park, California

Sequoia National Park is a favorite of mine. I find myself returning here often.

Dad was so excited to be in nature, find small creatures and plants and take in the vibes.

So big!

What do you see?

One of many camp sites

Grand Canyon, Arizona

View from the Canyon Ridge. What makes this photo incredible is that this view is only a sliver of the actual Canyon. It measures 270 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and 1 mile deep! Some Geologists believe the layers of the canyon date back over 1,600 million years! Each step into the canyon represents hundreds and thousands of years. 

Dad and I begin our trek into the Canyon. It is one mile deep, about 1600 meters.  

I look over the edge, where you can see the winding trail

Dad is silent as he observes the view on our way into the canyon

Sunset and Full Moon!

View from the Plateau, about half a mile into the Canyon

American Indian Wall Paintings!

Dad takes a break on our way up the canyon. I am impressed by how well he hiked! 
This photo was taken three years ago on our camping trip in Montana. Dad upgraded this year by bringing a backpack. Looks more comfortable, eh!

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