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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, October 25, 2009

Ribbon Falls diversion - Rim to Rim Grand Canyon - Day 2 - Part 3

Good morning Amy
Cottonwood Camp at 4080 feet (1244 meters) was established in the 1920s as a layover for mule parties coming down from the North Rim. We human mules only carried 25 pound packs...(read more)


21 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That waterfall is huge when compared to the size of Amy standing near to it. I especially love that 2nd shot Gaelyn.

Carol said...

What a great hike...wish I were there with you.
I hiked part way down the canyon a few years back..it was snowing when I came out. Unbelievable country.

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Natural Moments said...

That is one beautiful waterfall. You were truly one with an Oasis. One feels alive in such places. When the earth is looked at as an oasis in the desert of space, then all will change.

Bill S. said...

Wow, shirt-sleeve weather? Not here. Pictures are great especially the waterfall. A few years ago, my wife and her friends made it rim-to-rim-to-rim in two days.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Wonderful trip with a lot of neat photos of the trail. It looks way to hard for me to traverse. Fun that you saw the dragonfly, perfect timing.

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

Ribbon Falls is gorgeous. Love the colors in the rock with the water running over it. You did a great job.

DF

Stine in Ontario said...

How wonderful that you saw firsthand what most people only get to see in pictures.

The waterfall must have been a joy to see. I'm sure you felt warm after walking the trail.

Jenn Jilks said...

Gaelyn, you are brilliant. I admire and respect your journey so much. Incredible photos. I ahve no desire to camp, but it is great to see the photos. Blessings!

Janie said...

Beautiful photos. I love the springs, waterfalls, and creeks in the Grand Canyon best. Like you said, it's the contrast with the surrounding desert that makes the moist areas so impressive.

Eve said...

Oh wow - I've never been there, but it looks fantastic!! What a beautiful place!

Kcalpesh said...

I'd really like to spend a vacation like that in a place as beautiful! Nice shots! Fun and Adventerous!

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jeannette stgermain said...

Unusal shots, Gaelyn - thanks for sharing! Especially Ribbon Falls catches my attention I know you don't do it for the pics, but that in itself was already worth the trip!

Small City Scenes said...

WOW!!! I wish I could have joined you all. ribbon falls is spectacular and the mound is awesome. Great shots of the area. MB

Firefly said...

The falls looks awesome. A bit different from most, but beautiful. I can imagine on a hike like this that a stream (like in the last pic) is the best cool down you can ask for.
Can you drink directly from the streams, or is there another water source for hikers?

Bibi said...

Breathtaking, breathtaking. God's country,some would say.

Diane AZ said...

I'm really enjoying your rim to rim posts. I think the composition on the six image with Amy almost behind the waterfall is awesome.

Randy Emmitt said...

Gaelyn,
Wonderful website and great photographic tours too. Your dragonfly is actually a damselfly. I can narrow it down to either a canyon or American Rubyspot.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

gorgeous captures...love the falls.

Barb said...

Glorious shots in the Canyon, Gaelyn - esp Ribbon Falls!

Louise said...

Microclimates amaze me, and that waterfall is spectacular.

Karen said...

I am so jealous jealous jealous! the falls are gorgeous!

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