Grand Canyon Ribbon Falls Grand Scale

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    View from "the alcove" looking west at the Falls. Tom gives perspective on the size of the falls.

    My Guardian Angel by Robert Service
    "When looking back I dimly see
    The trails my feet have trod,
    Some hand divine, it seems to me,
    Has pulled the strings with God;
    Some angel form has lifeward leaned
    When hope for me was past;
    Some love sublime has intervened
    To save me at the last."

    Here is the view looking out from behind those falls.

    sundevilstormin, Asiunka, and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. sundevilstormin 86 months ago | reply

      Ahh yes... I wanted that same shot but the trail to that side was closed

    2. letterknit 86 months ago | reply

      I like how you have the person in the picture to see how high the falls are!
      Seen in U.S. National Parks. (?)

    3. Asiunka 86 months ago | reply

      wow great idea with the person ! it does show the magnitude of this !
      Seen in Unaltered Nature and Landscapes

    4. Al_HikesAZ 81 months ago | reply

      Norm - would you really let a little something like this stop you?
      End of the trail? Here's your sign.

    5. douglas.earl 80 months ago | reply

      Wow, gorgeous shot, I would love to go there now.

    6. gem66 79 months ago | reply

      This is great, Al. I love it!

    7. BCooner 79 months ago | reply

      Water is life. Neat picture.

    8. outdoorPDK 77 months ago | reply

      Wow! ...Special photo of a fantastic place.!

    9. goeringjon 72 months ago | reply

      Thanks Al, can wait to see it in person in Sep

    10. djade20 62 months ago | reply

      Incredible. I missed that when I was there. Great photo.

    11. Al_HikesAZ 62 months ago | reply

      djade20 - this is about 7 miles north of Phantom Ranch and about a mile west of the North Kaibab Trail. It's about 1 mile south of Cottonwood campground.

    12. plaid_517 62 months ago | reply

      I still haven't gotten the chanch to hike past Phantom Ranch on the North Kaibab Trait. Looks great!

    13. djade20 62 months ago | reply

      The North Kaibob was closed when I was there due to a rock slide that had crushed a bridge. Just one more excuse to go back... not that I need excuses.

    14. Al_HikesAZ 62 months ago | reply

      @plaid-17 - it's a nice dayhike from Phantom ranch. About 7 miles each way but not alot of elevation change. It's easier if you cut across the creek and bushwhack to the Rainbow Falls Trail instead of going up & over Assinine Hill to get to the bridge to the Rainbow falls trail. The bridge makes sense if you are going to or from Cottonwood or if you are going to Upper Ribbon Falls and the Ruins.

      @Dave - I remember that and I saw some photos. They have repaired or replaced those bridges and sections and they built a bridge (the 5th bridge(?)) over the marsh/swamp area. I used to hate getting my feet wet there. But one time we looked just off trail and we think it was a beaver looking back at us. Might have been a muskrat. Not sure and we weren't quick enough to get a photo.

      @Plaid-17 & dave - Look at the discussion in the Grand Canyon group, I added a reference to a Yahoo Group Grand_Canyon_hikers. It's worth monitoring if you are serious about hiking the Canyon.

    15. ladigue_99 55 months ago | reply

      what a nice place!
      your photostream is a source of inspiration for me!

    16. light detail 52 months ago | reply

      That is spectacular! That must have been quite a sight to explore.

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