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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bright Angel of the Grand Canyon


Burros were brought to Grand Canyon in the late 1800s by prospectors in search of gold. Read Brighty's story here...


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15 comments:

Louise said...

In the 80's my parents got a couple of wild burros I thought from the Grand Canyon, but maybe it was just out west. There was some rescue program wherever it was. They were never quite tame, but a lot of fun to have.

Lorac said...

I never knew this. Very interesting!

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

I feel like I just traveled out to the park and had an interesting visit. As always love your blogs and look forward to your info and pics.

Russ said...

That's interesting. I had no idea about the North Kaibab trial. Wow. Great story.

Thanks for the offer of a tour - that would be great if it works out! Check my profile, there is a feedback email you can use if you like.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

so enjoyed the post. and i loved the book...read it many, many years ago. nice photgraph of you ;)
have a wonderful day ms. gaelyn.

mountain.mama said...

What an interesting post! You are lucky to be able to live and work in such a fascinating, beautiful place this summer.

Diane C. said...

I didn't know there used to be so many burros at the park. I'm going to check out Brighty of the Grand Canyon next time I go to the library. :)

Ruth said...

I enjoyed catching up on your posts that I missed while on vacation/hiatus. Hope you vehicle repairs were inexpensive. I like the story of Brighty. The history of a place is more interesting that the present view for me.

Carolyn said...

Gaelyn, thank you for such an interesting and fun post. You are so blessed to do what you are doing, you passion comes through in your wonderful posts. Thanks for sharing.
Smiles

Sally in WA said...

Interesting tale about Brighty. I didn't know there were burros in the park and that they were helicoptered out in mass.

Quiet Paths said...

What a fascinating post. I knew there were burros there but didn't know there story. I hope your listeners appreciate the knowledge you have when you present a program!

Jazz said...

Who knew!?

Thanks for share, that was fascinating...

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

"in exchamge for pancakes"?? LOL!! Thanys a gppd one Gaelyn. :) Talk about discerning tastes? LOL!!

What a lovely post today. Loved it.

The same sort of thing happened i Botswana. There are a lot of salt mines there and donkeys were brought in to use as pack animals. A lot of them escaped and now they are sitting with a huge problem they do not know how to get rid of.

Janie said...

I read "Brighty" years ago, but I should look it up again since I've forgotten all the details. Interesting info on the burros!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great story, I love it.

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