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Grand Canyon Photos and Musings by Rob Kleine
The Grand Canyon ... I don't know where
Because the Canyon warps my sense of perspective ...
it can make me feel small ...
So I pause and absorb the incomprehensible magnitude along a
rare easy stretch of the Escalante route.
The Colorado River looks so close from this spot on the Tanner
Trail. "We're almost there," I allow yourself to think.
Then I remember how the Grand Canyon's scale warps my sense of perspective,
how the distant looks close. That several hours of hard hiking separate
you from the Colorado River.
So I continue on. Descending.
On reaching the Colorado River, I drop my pack and beeline to
the river for water and its coolness. River runners provide entertainment.
The Grand Canyon back country offers an impressive array of challenges
for backpackers. Although the wall out of the Papago Creek is
challenge for me, I doub't Harvey Butchart would rate it a 'sporty'
Weary legs beg for a rest while ascending the Red Canyon trail.
The smile says it all. It is easy to tell that this man just
reached the South Rim, the upper terminus of the Red Canyon Trail.