Grand Canyon Nat. Park; Desert View Point Refurbishing
June 25, 2012. Scenic from Desert View Point. Walkways and guard rails at Desert View Point are currently being refurbished by Grand Canyon's Trail Crew. The goal is to make the area more aesthetically pleasing, and to bring footpaths up to current ADA standards. .
At any given time, the crew is made up of of 3-5 employees. Work on the project began off site. Mason Ross Marshall and his crew built a "mockup" of a stone planter that would ultimately be installed just southeast of Desert View Watchtower. The planter was then broken down and transported to Desert View, where it was reassembled in place. .
Trail Crew is also working to refurbish liner stone around existing walkways and viewpoints, raise the current level of hand/guard rails by 6 inches; then repave the entire area around the Watchtower and Desert View Overlook. Construction is expected to continue through the end of July, 2012. NPS Photo by Kristen M Caldon.