Grand Canyon – More from the Bottom
I thought I’d continue the description of our time in the Grand Canyon with a few scenes from near our campsite. The first shot was actually taken just after breakfast from our camp – the rising sun lit the western wall of “our” pocket canyon turning the upper rocks a vivid reddish orange. We had been watching as the moon slowly sunk toward the top of the canyon and marveled as it approached this notch in the rocks….it was almost as if someone had planned it….
After breakfast, we hiked to Mooney Falls – the largest in the area at about 200′. We descended down an almost vertical path which became a cave within the rocks. We navigated through a variety of steps, footholds, and even chains to provide something to grab on to. Finally, at the bottom, we came back out into the open air onto a “ladder” of wooden steps. It was kind of challenging but all in our group managed to get down without incident (and climbed out again later….). At the bottom we were treated to this sight – I took this at a slow shutter speed to smooth out the falls but also managed to get a few “ghosts” as people moved around. I also wanted to point out the incredible rock formations carved in the side of the cliff – it was amazing how much it looked like a sculpture.
We spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon exploring some beautiful slot canyons and enjoyed playing in the turquoise waters of the pools and falls formed along the stream. Here’s a photo of our friend Ellen trying to catch me catching her…..
Another magical day!