Mohave Point, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park.

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    Took a leisurely 8 night ramble down and around the Grand Canyon. I hadn't been there since I was about 5 years old, so I thought maybe it was time.

    Spent 3 days camped at the North Rim, which was pretty quiet, as they were closing for the winter that week-end. We tried to backpack 14 miles down to Bright Angel and the Colorado River, but it wasn't to be - with no reservation, we were on the waiting list for 3 days, and finally gave up trying after 4 trips into the backcountry office. There's not many trails in the Canyon itself, little water, and limited spots to camp, so I guess I understand.

    Then we went to the South Rim. It's funny how the park service guards access into the canyon, while at the same time over the years they've essentially lost control of the South Rim and allowed it become Disneyland. Hotels, parking lots, a really crappy shuttle system, "Gift" shops, and miles of paved "trail" all clustered on the edge.

    This image *I think* was taken from Mohave Point, looking northwest, but I could be wrong (There are a lot of lookouts on the South Rim). Colorado River, 5000 ft. down, is visible lower left.

    cheers,
    steve

    © 2010 Steve Dunleavy

    More at: stevedunleavy.smugmug.com/Landscapes/North-Rim-Grand-Cany...

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    1. blauepics 43 months ago | reply

      Outstanding view! Great shot!

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    2. Aesum 43 months ago | reply

      Great shot, i love this place is incredible!!!

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    3. Dixxe's Pixel's 43 months ago | reply

      ITs just about the best Grand Canyon shot Ive seen...great image!!
      I know that disappointment of not having access to those awesome backcountry areas that are calling your name--

    4. mar7272 43 months ago | reply

      I totally agree with others that it is the best Grand Canyon shot I've seen. Wow and Wow!!

    5. ©hapulcu 43 months ago | reply

      Breathtaking view, fab clouds, awesome work.

    6. lina.haselof 43 months ago | reply

      Linda foto, parece uma pintura! Parabens!

    7. Chuck & Pat Harkins 42 months ago | reply

      Love the deep colors, contrast and bold look here, very nice.

    8. Dodge and Burn 42 months ago | reply

      Fantastic capture.

    9. David Shield Photography 42 months ago | reply

      You still captured a classic view, very nicely layered cliffs and subtle tones.

    10. Bryan - oz4caster 42 months ago | reply

      wonderful classic canyon view !
      Your stunning 'scape was seen in Absolutely Stunning 'Scapes **INVITE ONLY**. Thanks for sharing. Please tag your photo with AbsolutelyStunningScapes

    11. Mulewings~ 42 months ago | reply

      Oh, sorry...I just had to come back and comment again. This is just stunning.

    12. SteveD. 42 months ago | reply

      Thanks, MW. Glad you like it!

    13. artvbal 42 months ago | reply

      Great Shot, really like cloudscape and shading. I have never been to South Rim but heard from many people that North Rim, where I have been, is so much better. Now, after seeing this shot, I will have to disagree :)

    14. torobianco 33 months ago | reply

      wonderful landscape, technical of optimal resumption, dosage of the perfect light that of it values ile shadings of the colors.

    15. TIM_RAM 31 months ago | reply

      Stunning. I especially appreciate your explanation of the photo. Thanks again!

    16. RumpledElf 25 months ago | reply

      Hi, I used this photo here: photographicdictionary.com/g/grand-canyon

      Thanks for sharing with a CC license!

    17. FallsTrailSteve 21 months ago | reply

      Simply, "Damn, that's a great shot!"

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