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 9, 2010

MWT – Foggy canyon

 01 Dark clouds & fog above temples, canyon & Widforss Plateau from Lodge NR GRCA NP AZ pano (1024x515)

During summer monsoon season it could rain any day. But the visitors don’t really appreciate the disturbed view of the canyon. Pity for them they can’t just accept the beauty as it comes to them.

02 Widforss Plateau peaks out through fog from Lodge NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768) 

The clouds and fog settled in and brought much needed rain all morning.

03 Clouds & fog over BAP from Bridle trail NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768) 

Then by late afternoon openings provided secret glimpses of the beauty.

 04 Bright Angel Point trail & point shrouded in clouds NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x761)

So I walked onto Bright Angel Point trail.

05 Clouds on temples & SR from BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ pano (1024x283)  Found a rock to sit on and soaked in the view changing so fast I could barely capture a given moment.

06 Clouds & fog in Roaring Springs Canyon from BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x757) 

Both sides of the ridge displayed the peaceful mood of fog lifting from the heated depths.

07 Clouds on temples, SR & Widforss Plateau from BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ pano (1024x386)  Good thing I wasn’t in uniform so nobody stopped to ask questions.

 08 Clouds on temples from BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x767)

It’s good to be incognito sometimes.

 09 Fog covering temples from BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768)

The canyon slid in and out of view.

 10 Clouds roll over SR into canyon from BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x764)

A table cloth of clouds flowed over the South Rim and into the canyon.

 11 Fog rises from Transept Canyon from BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ (771x1024)

As some fog rose, more crept in to take its place.

12 Clouds & fog surround the temples from BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768) 

I just couldn’t walk away.

 13 Fog enshrouds the temples from BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768)

And kept taking more photos.

13 Fog in the canyon from BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x406)  Feeling so fortunate to see the canyon, spend time with it. Unlike too many visitors who only stay for a fleeting moment, hours or a couple of days.

14 Raven on snag from BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x734) 

When I finally tore myself away at the end of my work day Raven said goodbye to me, but not to the canyon.


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Sylvia K said...

Really breathtaking captures, Gaelyn! I agree with you, there is always beauty of some kind to be seen in nature if one takes the time to look. Hope you have a great week!


Camels & Chocolate said...

This is what San Francisco has looked like the past three months running--only no blue skies anywhere in sight!

Rambling Woods said...

I agree with you..but visitors want to see the postcard views that they have seen in photos....

giorno26 ¸¸.•*¨*•. said...

Foto veramente magnifiche... il tuo mondo è meraviglioso !
Mi piacerebbe molto poterlo visitare !
Buona serata :-))

Diane said...

Gaelyn you are so lucky to watch those changing views and I feel so lucky to be able to watch them with you. Thanks for this. Diane

Elaine said...

Beautiful images and views! People often have a preconceived notion of what they want to see and when that view isn't there they can't appreciate the beauty that is there. My daughter worked at the Visitor's Center here in Fairbanks many years ago, and was asked by some big city visitors from back East what there was to do between here and Anchorage and when told Mt. McKinley and the park there, they were disappointed that there were no shows or other cultural events. I'm not sure why they came to Alaska, but it was certainly not to enjoy the beauty of nature.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: That is simply outstanding, both the fotos and the writing.

blog with no name said...

I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes!

Anonymous said...

I love the fog, too, and would love seeing the canyon like this. But I would be disappointed if I could only be there for a couple of days and never had a chance to see beyond the fog.

Love the raven!

Al said...

Fantastic. I'd love to spend a few weeks at the Grand Canyon, I've been there twice but only briefly each time.

Anonymous said...

Days like that in a location like the Grand Canyon are SO magical, because each moment is a total surprise, and unique! When the clouds part you feel like you are looking into a secret world. I am so glad you got to sit there and watch the clouds dance through the canyon! Beautiful photos!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

These are stunning Gaelyn. The fog changes the whole atmosphere of the place.

Firefly the Travel Guy said...

I actually can't imagine sitting out there with that kind of view. Stunning, absolutely stunning. Good thing you were out of uniform. LOL.

Arija said...

Gaelyn, I am so glad you were out of uniform so you could succour your soul in peace with the wonderful display nature presented you with. Keep enjoying.

Love . . . Arija

Kathie Brown said...

You are getting more and more poetic Gaelyn! Such beauty in words and pictures!

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