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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Thursday, August 25, 2011

SWF–Look up from the Colorado River

01~RM96.5 Colorado River GRCA NP AZ (1024x736)

Rafting on the Colorado River changed the way I look at the Grand Canyon.

02 Bright Angel Suspension Bridge ~RM88.4 Colorado River GRCA NP AZ (1024x694)

Several times I’ve crossed the Silver Bridge to hike up from the depths of the canyon.

03 ~RM99.5 Colorado River GRCA NP AZ (768x1024)

We welcomed the cloudy sky which gave reprieve from 100F+ on our first day.

04 ~RM99.5 Colorado River GRCA NP AZ (1024x743)

And yet the sun poked through occasionally as we floated down the river.

05 Sunset from 120 Mile camp ~RM120.4 Colorado River GRCA NP AZ (1024x768)

Plus the sunset from camp predicted a delightful second day to follow.

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Pat said...

That is a pretty pink sky, and wow, what a majestic view of the canyon walls from the river level!

SandeeBeaches said...

I absolutely LOVE your posts and your blogging! Thanks for sharing Gaelyn!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

These are all great pics. I love the bridge view and the pink sky.

Diane said...

I am sure this has given you a whole new perspective on the canyon, these photos are fantastic. Diane

Martha Z said...

Lovely capture of the sunset and yes, you see the canyon entirely differently looking from the bottom up.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Such majestic skies!


A man who looked up at the sky
Saw ravens and clouds flying by.
He had to look up,
The sky filled his cup—
He’s my kind of sky-watching guy!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Pearl Harbor sky

Kathie Brown said...

I don't think you could ever get tired of looking at those skies Gaelyn! Beautiful and always changing!

Anonymous said...

Great canyon views and that sunset is just perfectly framed!

Carol said...

The rafting trip looks like fun. How long were you on the water. We did a half day on the Colorado in Moab, UT. I'd love to do a 2 or 3 day trip. You are in such beautiful country. I love it out there.

Elaine said...

What a very different view of the canyon from the river! Your photos are wonderful, and since it's a trip I don't think I could manage I'm so glad you're taking us along.

Arija said...

Great first day, just keep those photos coming . . .
Love your new header too.

Jenn Jilks said...

You truly get out and about. Marvellous adventures, and I am happy you have shared them!
I've been busy in the forest. Very different ecosystem than where you are!
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EG CameraGirl said...

The view of the canyon from the river is wonderful. And what lovely light promising a beautiful day to come.

Tammie Lee said...

that must have been an amazing trip! Your photos are gorgeous. It is hot here too.... but not quite that hot.

SandyCarlson said...

This is an awesome world.

AJ said...

Fantastic! I envy you! ;-)

Pat said...

Beautiful photos...I especially like the strata. Had a geology class as a requirement in college, and enjoyed every minute of it.

Barb said...

These great photos brought back wonderful memories for me, Gaelyn. I floated and camped for 7 days - it was an unforgettable experience. Did you get to "swim the rapids" in the Little Colorado? Are you finished working?

trav4adventures said...

Beautiful! I've always wanted to do this myself, but I'll settle for your photos!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos, especially I like the last two.


Firefly the Travel Guy said...

Looking up from within rather than down from on top.

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