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Up to date on April 29, 2016 Deb Kingsbury moreContact Creator Have a Take a look at My Grand Canyon Picture Album

Looking down on the Bright Angel Trail and Indian Gardens from the South Rim

I’ve created this page as a collection of a few of my favorite photographs (taken by me, that’s) from Grand Canyon National Park, where I hike fairly usually since I stay simply ninety miles away. I’ve included brief descriptions of the photos and links to extra information about some of what’s pictured here.Some of these Grand Canyon photos are available as prints, cards and other products from my Zazzle store, Ramkitten’s Adventure Emporium.

Please use the Contact Me hyperlink in my profile if you would like to make use of any of those Grand Canyon photos, together with a hyperlink to the web site the place the picture can be re-used.

Peek-a-Boo: A Bighorn on the Vibrant Angel Path
That’s my niece, Emily, on her first hike in the Grand Canyon. We ran into this friendly desert bighorn sheep on the best way down to Indian Gardens.

I’ve seen a bighorn along the Vibrant Angel Path several times, every time someplace in the neighborhood of the One-and-a-Half-Mile Rest Home and the two-mile point, but whether or not it is the identical one or not, I don’t know.

Desert bighorn sheep are sometimes onerous to identify in Grand Canyon, even in the open as a result of they blend in quite properly. They’ll scramble up a cliff face at 15mph, disappearing into terrain inaccessible to people, so it is at all times a deal with to catch sight of these beauties. The one pictured here is obviously fairly accustomed to individuals. He stayed very close to trail for at the least twenty minutes.

Grand Canyon Cactus Flowers
Single plants with two ver totally different personalities
I love how such sharp, unforgiving plants produce lovely, delicate flowers and the distinction between the blooms and the spines. I feel that contrast makes for interesting images.

This image is offered as a mouse pad or a card on Zazzle.

Cactus flowers come in all colours of the rainbow in Grand Canyon
Prickly Pear Cactus flowers along the Bright Angel Trail
Here’s an identical Grand Canyon cactus flower photograph I took, out there on Zazzle as a postcard….
A Blooming Century Plant
A real deal with to see and photograph
A “Century Plant” is actually an agave cactus. The parable in regards to the bloom is that it occurs solely as soon as each one hundred years, hence the popular but misleading identify.

In actuality, this agave lives between ten and thirty years, sending up a flower stalk as much as 26 ft high just as soon as at the tip of its life. The plant then dies but produces shoots from its base, which proceed to grow.

Such a agave was important to the Native Americans who once made the Grand Canyon their home, offering a source of soap, meals, fiber, drugs and even weapons.

Century plants bloom in late spring and early summer. I took this photo in May on a hike down the Bright Angel Path to Indian Gardens.

A Century Plant flower close-up
Century plants with the Bright Angel Path and Indian Gardens within the background
Delicate Flowers in Grand Canyon
In such a tremendous setting on a grand scale, it is good to cease and look on the little issues….
I don’t know what most of the desert wildflowers are known as that I see in Grand Canyon, but I take pleasure in them nonetheless.

Such stunning things live in a such a harsh atmosphere, with very little water and intensely hot temperatures throughout the summer time months. I’ve been within the canyon when the thermometer at Phantom Ranch at the underside of the Canyon read 130 levels Fahrenheit!

Pictographs in Grand Canyon
The distinction between pictographs and petroglyphs
The pictographs in this photograph are positioned along the higher portion of the Vibrant Angel Path, between the South Rim and Indian Gardens. If you know simply when to search for from the trail, they don’t seem to be difficult to identify, but most hikers do not realize they’re there and cross proper by.

So, what’s the distinction between pictographs and petroglyphs, then?

Pictographs are painted onto stone with some form of mineral or plant substance and combined with a binder like fat or blood.

Petroglyphs, however, are carved, abraded or chipped into stone, and the outer surface of the stone is removed to expose the usually lighter color beneath.

Pictographs are way more fragile than petroglyphs, in order that they’re usually present in protected places like beneath rock overhangs or caves.

Growing Shadows in Grand Canyon
This photograph was taken at about 7:30am on October 1st, at Cedar Ridge along the South Kaibab Path. The colors in the Canyon have been so vibrant on the time, and the chill of the morning was shortly carrying off.

My pals and i have been hiking rim to rim that day, so we noticed the canyon from before dawn till after darkish. Our shadows grew to become shorter and the temperature warmer because the day and those 21 miles went on.

Descending the South Kaibab Trail
A hike from rim to river
The South Kaibab Path is considered one of the main “corridor” trails from the South Rim to the Colorado River. It is just over 7 miles lengthy and is a ridge path, so there’s little shade alongside the way and no water. But it’s a spectacular and very popular trail.

This photograph was taken on a rim-to-rim hike last October.

Dropping under the rim….
Additional down the South Kaibab Path
Riding Mules in Grand Canyon
A part of Grand Canyon’s history still seen and used as we speak
Nicely, personally I favor to stroll.

But mules are a fixture in Grand Canyon and have been because the 1800s, when they have been first used to help in mining and later, in the 1880s, used commercially to transport tourists. They’ve carried hundreds of thousands of holiday makers from the Rim to the Colorado River and points in between. Mules have additionally carried supplies to hikers and work crews, including members of the Civilian Conservation Corps that did so much work on trails, rest houses, bridges, and other buildings and fixtures in Grand Canyon again in the times following the nice Depression.

As we speak, you see mule trains alongside the South Rim, on the Brilliant Angel Trail, and the South and North Kaibab Trails.

Read more about the historical past of mules in Grand Canyon.

The Black Suspension Bridge Throughout the Colorado River
There are two bridges that take hikers and mules throughout the Colorado River at the underside of Grand Canyon. One is the silver suspension bridge at the underside of the Shiny Angel Path. The other is the older, black suspension bridge about half a mile away at the underside of the South Kaibab Path. The two bridges are linked on the south facet of the river by the River Trail.

The black bridge was accomplished in 1928. Before this bridge was constructed, the only way for mules and people to get throughout the river was to journey in a large metal cage on a cable, constructed by David Rust. The cage was just massive sufficient for one mule or a number of people at a time. That mule or those folks would have to climb into this open bar cage and transfer across the river whereas the cables have been swinging.

Read more concerning the historical past and development of the black suspension bridge.

A Mule Prepare Ascends the South Kaibab Trail – See the Black Suspension Bridge beneath
Looking down on the black bridge from the the South Kaibab Trail
The Vivid Angel Fault
A tremendous, very previous but still energetic geological characteristic seen from the South Rim
From Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim, trying about ten miles because the crow flies across to its counterpart on the north side, you may see the massive Shiny Angel Fault. It is alongside the underside of this fault, accompanied by Vibrant Angel Creek, that hikers can cowl the 24 trail miles from the top of the Shiny Angel Trail to the highest of the North Kaibab Path. (If you are taking the South Kaibab Trail to the river as a substitute of the Vibrant Angel Trail, a rim to rim hike is 21 miles.)

Vibrant Angel Fault remains to be active, producing small earthquakes you can typically feel if you are in the Canyon.

Fall Colors on the North Rim
No picture enhancing necessary….
Annually round the end of September or beginning of October, our outdoors membership does a rim-to-rim Grand Canyon hike. This past year, as I was leaving the North Rim, heading back to Flagstaff after completing my own rim-to-rim trek, I took this photograph of beautiful Fall colours on the Kaibab Plateau.

The yellow, orange and mild inexperienced trees are aspen. The darker timber in the back are evergreen Ponderosa pine.

The South Bass Trail Descends By way of the Redwall
A remote hike from South Rim to Colorado River
The South Bass Path is one of Grand Canyon’s extra distant rim to river hikes, requiring an extended drive on dirt roads, a part of which cross Hualapai Indian Reservation land, to reach the trailhead.

The South Bass Path leads hikers 7.8 waterless miles and more than 4,four hundred vertical toes from the South Rim to the Colorado River, the place you possibly can camp on the beach near the Ross Wheeler boat, abandoned the place it lies in 1915.

I hiked this trail over three days time (one down and two again up, with a night on the seashore and a night time on the Esplanade) with my Ranger friend, who took me to see some archeological sites alongside the way.

You possibly can learn extra about backpacking off Grand Canyon’s Beaten Path and see photographs from the trip in my South Bass Path trip report.

The Ross Wheeler Boat, abandoned in 1915, sits on the rocks at the bottom of the South Bass Path
More Grand Canyon Images
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These coffeetable books make wonderful gifts and great keepsakes, too.

Lasting Mild: 125 Years of Grand Canyon PhotographyStunning photographs from quite a lot of photographers, past and present.

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This guide also consists of an attention-grabbing and fascinating narrative, protecting Grand Canyon geology, human historical past, prehistory, ecology and even the weather.

Grand Canyon: Views past the Magnificence Buy Now Path of Beauty
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Wow, actually superb footage!

Joanie Ruppel 4 years ago from Keller, Texas

Lovely images on this lens. Sure, I have been to the Grand Canyon when I used to be simply out of faculty. I’ll never forget the jaw-dropping look of my first view of it’s majesty. It was like the whole lot I had dreamed the view would be just opened up like a e-book and blew in my face. Good piece of God’s handiwork!

Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

It has been many, many years in the past. Managed to catch the Canyon one journey in early morning and the subsequent journey within the early night when the colours have been at their peak. I’m positive the Canyon has really changed for the reason that final go to. However, I really enjoyed the go to to the Canyon this time through your well completed lens and implausible photographs of the Canyon. I admire you sharing this Purple Star lens. Thanks! (^_-)

RinchenChodron four years ago

I have been but a long time ago. These pictures are delightful – my favourite is the Century plant one and the chaps one is second.

mrdata four years in the past

Your footage are beautiful! Your lens is effective and I would love visiting one Grand Canyon! Thanks!

Very pleasing! Thanks for sharing. I can not imagine hiking 21 miles in at some point, with the hardest part of the hike at the tip!

Tony Bonura four years in the past from Tickfaw, Louisiana

Beautiful footage. Nice lens.


It was a overwelming experience

Coreena Jolene 5 years ago

What an exquisite gallery of Grand Canyon photographs together with some nice data. My husband and i went there about 2 years ago and enjoyed the helicopter tour. We walked across the rim a bit but no hiking. It was an expertise of a lifetime. I love the plant photos you could have included too.

LisaDH 5 years ago

Lovely photographs! You’re fortunate to stay so close to this “little ditch.” 🙂 I’ve solely visited the Grand Canyon once, however now that I have children, it’s one of the highest places I’d like to take them.

Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years in the past from Pendleton, SC

I visited the Grand Canyon over 30 yrs ago and would like to return. I like your Grand Canyon Photos.

Terrie_Schultz 5 years in the past

Just once, about 20 years ago. It is an incredible place!

Othercatt 5 years ago

I’ve by no means been, however it is on my record. These are stunning Grand Canyon pictures!

I have been twice however solely day journeys. I believe I want to return and see extra. Your images are lovely!

TeacherSerenia 5 years in the past

Nope – never been, but I have visited the grand canyon vicariously by means of your beautiful pictures, Blessed by a passing angel.

APackageAtTheDoor 5 years in the past

Very spectacular pictures, thanks for sharing!

Mona 5 years in the past from Iowa

Merely Stunning! Thanks for the visual vacation. 🙂 Blessed.

Mauhro 5 years in the past

Never been there. I would love to go to it sometime. Thanks too much for the attractive footage.

Lindrus 5 years ago

No, I have not. However I’d love to see it from the again of a mule! Thanks for a pleasant lens with some really great pictures!

There still different stuff that we do not know concerning the grand canyon like these century plant that they’ve talked about. It is actually nice to know that there are this individuals attempting to find extra that place.…

Sam 5 years in the past from Australia

An amazing collection of pictures.

Susanna Duffy 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

I’ve only seen the Grand Canyon on DVD but your photos convey it to great life just as nicely. I have to say that looking down on the black bridge from the the South Kaibab Path made me really feel, for just a moment, uneasy

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