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Grand Canyon - behind Ribbon Falls | by Al_HikesAZ
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Grand Canyon - behind Ribbon Falls

"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera." Lewis Hine

 

This is the view from behind Ribbon Falls in the Grand Canyon. It is indescribable even by a photo!!! The mist, the hard work to get to this spot, the environment. WOW - the memories.

This is west of the North Kaibab Trail on the North Rim between Cottonwood Camp and Phantom Ranch. It is a marvellous micro-environment. I have several other photos but this one had escaped my attention and may just be the best of the bunch. I love the red on the north (left) wall. The North Kaibab trail is part of the Arizona Trail that traverses the 800 miles from the border with Mexico to the border with Utah.

 

Here is a view from in front of the falls that helps to put in perspective where I was when I took this photo from behind the falls.

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According to Zuni (A:shiwi) mythology, this is Chimik'yana'kya dey'a, their place of origin into this world.

a sacred place and sacred water

Arizona Passages

 

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Taken on October 19, 2006