Grand Canyon Trip 12-2001

These are pictures from our trip to the Grand Canyon this winter.

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Katie at rest her first night in a motel. She's not too sure about this 'wearing a leash all the time' bit, but she was very well-behaved. The next day, we headed to the Canyon with Jeanne, who could kick back and relax in the Suburban.
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Our first stop, Yavapai point. It was an overcast day, but you could see quite a ways. This is looking north and west. Alison, Jeanne and the dogs at Yavapai Point. At least the dogs are paying attention to me.
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The north from GrandView Point. A panorama of Grandview Point.
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Dog-herding at the Mather Point stop. The dogs loved this trip and did a huge amount of sightsniffing. Looking down into the Canyon at Mather Point.
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A panorama of Mather Point. The exposure changed while I was taking these so the color is off. The side of the museum and bookstore at Tusayan ruins. Neat stonework.
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The remains of a roundhouse at Tusayan. This would have been a cold place to spend the winter! Looking northwest from Moran Point. You can see the Colorado River near the center. The clouds were starting to roll on in at this point.
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A panoramic view from the Moran Point lookout, with the clouds comng in over the North Rim. What the Watchtower lookout is supposed to look like. This is not my picture.
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When we got to the Watchtower, the fog had rolled in and you couldn't even see it from the parking lot. You had to get right up to it to see it. Here at the base, looking up, the top is fading from view. Another view of the Watchtower, showing more of the building.
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The stonework on the watchtower is really neat, designed to look like indian ruins in the area. There are a lot of interesting bits stuck in the walls. More detail.
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The next day, it had snowed during the night. We went to Grand Canyon Village..here is snow on the yuccas and sign. The El Tovar Lodge, the first built here. It was built in 1903.
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This reminded me of Dr. Zhivago. Ok, so it isn't northern Russia and there's a half inch of snow on the ground not 2 feet, and it's 34 degrees out not 34 degrees below...but you get the image. A moose in the El Tovar lobby.
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The back of El Tovar giving a sense of the scale and placement by the rim of the Canyon. It looks quite small in it's setting. This is a picture of clouds rolling in above Bright Angel Point while we were there.
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Looking down on the trail to Bright Angel Point and on out to the Canyon. On our way back we stayed overnight in Flagstaff, where we found a wonderful dog park, a really neat place. Still snowing off and on.
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Cicely enjoyed herself, running around in the snow... Katie made some friends at the park, here's one of them.

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