This was Jen's first visit to the GCNP and was one of the main attractions she was looking forward to on her visit to see us. Of course Austin had only the visions of pictures Jen had shared with him prior to the trip, so he was somewhat expecting those images to appear soon. But first, just outside the park was this Smokey the Bear moniker that many folks have snapped their pics along side. No exception here!
Austin "riding the rail", and turing to the right and snapping the next pic is below...just awsome. We were here a couple of years ago, but we never tire of the views.
We were planning one day only here so we tried to plan the day so that we could get the most out of the daylight hours. Below, a Ranger talks about the history of the Canyon, and Austin recieves a signature as part of his junior ranger certification.
Above, Jen, Austin & Nancy head off to the ranger talk.
Nancy caught me going beyond the sidewalk. Bad example for Austin. Promise, I will stay on it.
While we were listening to the talk, a pair of Condors flew right in front of us, so she digressed for a few minutes and spoke about the Condor program. I happened to have my 300mm lens handy, so I caught a few pics of them in flight.
There were a pair of Ravens pestering the big birds.
This guy is definitely off the sidewalk. He is "on the edge".
Above, part of the Bright Angel Trail way down there on the Colorado River. See the bridge crossing. I used all of my 300mm to get this pic. Below, the river at a distance.
Above, more of the Trail.
One could never tire of the awsome panorama.
Austin, on the first level of the watchtower.
Did I mention the awsome panorama? Just breath taking. Including Jen & Austin! :-)
"Look at the river Austin"!
Raven & deer...
Above, part of the mule trail to the river.
Don't think this guy above has all his oars in the water. I mean, look how far he would fall, if he slipped. Not too smart!
Well, guess I better wrap up this blog. I need to say that this blog is being written from our campsite in Island Park at the Pine Flat Lake about 35 miles east of Fresno, CA. This blog is about seven weeks late, as we were there the first week in April, and here it is May 25th. I have been procastinating. We have been busy here. More on that later. So, till the next blog, RVing Beach Bums.