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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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Monday, August 2, 2010

MWT – Canyon hide and seek

01 Looking at Bright Angel Point NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768)
Yes, those are people on the rocks out on Bright Angel Point
During monsoon the clouds frequently settle into Grand Canyon for more marvelous views here...


22 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

The view of the clouds below you in the mountains is stunning. The white mist reminds me of our visit to the Blue mountains in Ozz. We were there for four days and only on the day we left did the mist lift. We spent the rest of the time looking at a 'white sheet'! Your views when they did appear were worth waiting for. Diane

Martha Z said...

What a treat, to see the canyon shrouded in mist. I guess some folks just want to come, spend a few hours to see the canyon and leave. I'd rather allow time to experience the canyon in several of its many moods.
Have a great time, I've never heard of Pipe Springs National Monument. I look forward to experiencing it through your eyes. We are off to the cabin for 10 days, I have yet to head up my trail this year and am anxious to get into my mountains.

Craig Glenn said...

Awesome series G! It is so beautiful there and I can't wait to see it for myself someday.

Craig Glenn

Sylvia K said...

What an incredible treat your captures are today, Gaelyn! Love seeing the fog filling the canyon and then the incredible beauty once it lifted! Really breathtaking! Have a great week! Enjoy!

Sylvia

biobabbler said...

Awesome. I have only been there a few times, but the 1st time I hiked down and back up there were great clouds adding to the depth and interest of the pictures. A friend who'd spent an entire summer working there was super jealous 'cause there were never any clouds when he was there and he WANTED them to make his pictures more interesting. Nice!! =)

A human kind of human said...

".....wake up over coffee and blogs" Never heard or seen it put better. Travelling the world on a cup of coffee - (smile).

Moannie said...

When I'm reading your posts I like to try and step in your shoes. Yes, it is too early to get up, but geez look what was waiting for you. Wonderful pictures and story, thank you Gaelyn.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Oh, my heavens! I cannot imagine living in your world, seeing the GRAND CANYON every day, feeling its moods both cloudy and sunny. Wow!

Barb said...

Gaelyn, Your "office" is stunning - both in mist and out. Raining and foggy here , too. Mary is coming!

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

We think the park ranger knows all. Beautiful pictures even with the clouds.

Elaine said...

The clouds packing the canyon look like fluffy snow. You got some lovely dramtic shots.

Callie said...

Thank you for the beautiful photos and I enjoy reading about your interactions with the public.

LadyFi said...

What dreamy pictures of the canyon wrapped in misty veils.

J Bar said...

beautiful scenes
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Firefly said...

It is amazing how people expect a tour guide to know everything, including the obviously impossible questions to answer. Hahahaha, I know all about it. But I agree, those who stuck around were treated to a fantastic view after the fog.

Arija said...

What amazing views! Personally, I am always thrilled to see valley cloud early in the morning. By 11am it is generally gone. When the children asked their meteorologist father what the weather would be like that day, his constant reply was "look out the window", and that he was no soothsayer.

It is really good to be back and seeing all the wonders that my friends post. Thanks for the support Gaelyn, prayer always helps.

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous views! if i have this scene outside my office window, i'd be happy to go to work at 6 am.:p

blog with no name said...

Ah! The great outdoors! I just love going to the "office" to crank out an eight hour shift...

Lesley said...

There is something special about seeing the fog and clouds lift and witnessing such a wonder unfolding in front of you. It seems more magical, than having it all out there, all the time.

Craver Vii said...

The cloudy view looks like the 18% gray cloth that I use for white balancing. :-)

The rest of the pics are breath-taking!

Diane AZ said...

Very cool to see "the temple islands floating in a frothy sea" as you put it and then to see it after the clouds lifted...awesome!

Janie said...

The canyon supplies a never ending supply of moods and accompanying scenes. I love the photo of the clouds filling the lower parts, leaving the islands in view.
The pea soup must have been no fun for driving the canyon roads.

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