Monday Walk: Trees in Grand Canyon

Through this walk, you will see the trees in the Grand Canyon, its struggle, story, fall, and majesty.

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If there is any place on Earth that puts into perspective the grandiosity of Mother Nature, it is the Grand Canyon.  — USA Today

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“So grand a statement, even for nature to make” wrote one visitor.

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The drought tolerant yucca plant was one of the most widely used plants by the prehistoric inhabitants of the canyon area.

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Somehow “Grand” does not tell how truly incomprehensible this canyon is. …no word is really adequate to describe this amazing creation of nature.  — National Park Service

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The depth of the canyon is over a mile (6,000 feet or 1,800 meters). Larry, our sunset tour guy, said,”If you want to hike all the way down, you need to bring your camping gear, stay down there overnight, then hike back up the next day. You know… when I mentioned this to my tour group last time, a guy asked, ‘Is there an elevator?'”

Over five million people visit the park each year; summer is the park’s busiest season.

This week Jo is taking us for a fabulous walk in Yarmouth.

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Have a great week! 🙂

 

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