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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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Friday, February 24, 2012

Hopi Point overlook at Grand Canyon

01 Colorado R, Plateau Pt trail, Bright Angel Canyon & temples on NR from Hopi Pt Hermit Rd SR GRCA NP AZ (1024x670)
After touring the historic boat collection last month when I was at Grand Canyon I drove back out on the Hermit Road stopping at Hopi Point on the way to Hermits Rest. I looked lovingly across canyon at my summer home on the North Rim. Bright Angel Canyon heads north from the river.
02 Colorado R & Plateau Pt trail from Hopi Pt Hermit Rd SR GRCA NP AZ (768x1024)
Yes, you can see the river. That could be Horn Creek Rapids below. The trail you can see leads to Plateau Point.
03 View NW from Hopi Pt Hermit Rd SR GRCA NP AZ (1024x687)
Hopi Point overlook also provides a great view down canyon for miles and miles.
04 Inner gorge shist & granite from Hopi Pt Hermit Rd SR GRCA NP AZ (768x1024)
And down into the depths of the canyon to the basement rock of gray/green Vishnu schist, pink Zoroaster granite and white quartz.
05 View NW from Hopi Pt Hermit Rd SR GRCA NP AZ (763x1024)
Many drainages flow into the Colorado River.
06 View NE-E from Hopi Pt Hermit Rd SR GRCA NP AZ pano (1024x404)
Looking up canyon I barely recognize some of the landmarks I so often see from the North Rim, the Deva, Brahma and Zoroaster temples. Further in the distance…
07 Wotons Throne & Vishnu Temple from Hopi Pt Hermit Rd SR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768)
Wotons Throne and the Vishnu Temple. Clarence Dutton, an early canyon geologist with an interest in cultural mythology named many of the canyons landmarks.
08 Colorado R & view NW from Hopi Pt Hermit Rd SR GRCA NP AZ (1024x696)
As the sun is quickly westering and I want to see more views of the canyon it is time to move on from Hopi Point. See the river downstream from here too.

26 comments:

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

I will never get bored of seeing the pictures of the canyon as I am sure you will never get bored with being there :) Diane

RoeH said...

I don't care how many times you can see the Grand Canyon, it looks different every time. So beautiful.

trav4adventures said...

Very cool pics! I love all the colors and the photo with the snow on the rim of the canyon. It is such an interesting place!

Carole DeAngeli said...

I never tire of those scenes. So incredible!

Sylvia K said...

I agree with the others -- no matter how many times you see it, the canyon is always gorgeous and somehow different each time in some small ways! Awesome captures, Gaelyn!

Sylvia

Teri said...

I'm going to be working at Mesa Verde April 11th to October 26th, then I'm thinking of heading to the Grand Canyon. I'm going to go online and try to reservations in the park. South Rim, of course, this time. I've only been to the North Rim in the past.

Martha Z said...

The colors this time of year are much purer than in the summer when haze and bright light wash them out.
These are beautiful images of a canyon few of us see this way.

Bibi said...

Oh, gee...the colors, the strata, the lighting....

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Your pictures make me happy! I can just imagine how you felt standing there.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful photos.

Regards and best wishes

hobopals said...

Amazing pictures, and always a very interesting and informative read. Thanks, Gaelyn.

Mark Alan Meader said...

I wonder, has AZ been as unseasonably warm and dry as we here in CA? I would expect to see more snow in these shots in a normal year.
Anyway, you must be getting antsy to get back over there on the north rim:)

Kim, USA said...

Wow these are awesome photos!

Reflection

Susie of Arabia said...

Nature's beauty is wondrous...

blog with no name said...

The only thing that stops me from being jealous, is I'll be on the North Rim before you. :)

dowhatyoulove said...

I love how each photo has a totally different feel to it. That is the magic of the Grand Canyon, there is no two views the same. It is an ever changing painting!

Janie said...

Great views. I don't think I've ever been to that overlook.
Only in the Grand Canyon can one see so many eons of geology.

Kathiesbirds said...

I am always amazed by all the colors and layers in those cliffs! Just beautiful Gaelyn!

Diana said...

Oh, wow, those are just beautiful. Most people don't know how difficult it is to get a great shot of the Grand Canyon, but you are really an expert!

Elaine said...

Funny how a little change in perspective can make things look so different. You've captured some beautiful views.

Honest Abe said...

You do get some of the best photos I have ever seen of this place.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful capture of the Grand Canyon. The colors always amaze me. Thanks for sharing, Gaelyn!

Ruth said...

Gorgeous pictures!
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Camels & Chocolate said...

You are one lucky lady, living in paradise and all.

Firefly said...

The Grand Canyon really is an amazing natural geological marvel.

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These are truly some unique and beautiful pictures of the Grand Canyon.

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