Trip Pictures

Grand Canyon National

Park

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Tracy @ Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Me @ Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Shadows in the morning

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Waterline @ Lake

Powell

Lake Powell

Lake Powell

Lake Powell

Lake Powell

Zion National Park

Zion

The Narrows

Zion

Zion

Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks

        Trip Pictures Pelican Valley-Yellowstone Gunsight Pass Canada 2013 Atlantic Canyon North Winds Yellowstone May 2013 Yellowstone Jan 2013 Brooks Lake Weminuche Beartooths 2012 Cirque of the Towers Union Pass New Zealand Yellowstone Winter 2012 Tennessee Fall 2011 Parents Selway-Bitterroots Grand Canyon Yellowstone 2011 Carlsbad California Tetons Frank Church Absarokas Beartooths Absarokas Montana Glacier Boise Zion - Grand Canyon Yellowstone Tennessee Redwoods Tetons Jebediah Smith Wilderness Winds Shoshone Geyser Basin Beartooths France Yellowstone North Winds Georgia and North Carolina Tennessee Yellowstone Tetons Beartooths Yellowstone Tennessee Colorado Yellowstone Dallas Hawaii Tennessee Yellowstone Tetons North Dakota Wind River Range Beartooth Hwy Tennessee Yellowstone Death Valley Lake Powell Yellowstone Washington Yellowstone Lake Powell Yellowstone Ohio Sonoran Desert Grand Canyon/Zion South-eastern Utah Craters of the Moon/Tetons Bryce/Lake Powell Alaska Iraq Iraq Boundary Waters Middle East Okefenokee Middle East Louisiana Utah Wyoming Arches/Canyonlands Tetons/Yellowstone Maine Glacier NP France Washington D.C. Miscellaneous

Over the 2006 New Year's weekend we took a road trip down to the Grand Canyon National

Park and Zion National Park.  We also made a stop over at the Glen Canyon National

Recreation Area.  This was the first time to the Grand Canyon for both of us.  Well, in all

honesty, Tracy had once circumnavigated the entire park (something like an 8 hour drive) with

her friend Melissa, but they did it on a new moon night, and couldn't see anything at all!  Go

figure!  So this time, I made sure that we were there for the sunlight!  The Grand Canyon was

really cool, but we both agreed that we liked Canyonlands better.  The Grand Canyon is an

impressively large hole in the ground, but where the Colorado river cuts through Canyonlands

a little further upstream is just more intricate and interesting.  Also, the Grand Canyon was

infested with tourist even over a winter weekend, and when we went to Canyonlands over a

winter weekend, we only saw two other families.  So, basically, we were impressed by the

Grand Canyon, and it's definitely worth seeing once, but Canyonlands is just more interesting.

After that we drove to Page, AZ, and hiked a little at Glen Canyon.  That place is really nice,

but the water being so far down is strange.  My GPS continually showed us hiking out in the

middle of the lake.  We wanted to hike a couple of slot canyons on the Navajo side, but we

couldn't make ourselves pay the $30 fee.  Then we went to Zion, which was also still invested

with tourists.  Like the Grand Canyon, Zion was cool, but I just felt like it didn't have anything

that you couldn't see in other parts of Utah...parts that didn't have crazy restrictions and

swarms of tourists.  Zion had lots of big walled canyons, but I've seen that on my drives

throughout Utah, so I wasn't much impressed.  I don't know...I think maybe I'm getting more

upset with all the tourists in my old age.  Anyway, it was a great trip, and now we've pretty

much checked out all the places in Utah, so now we can start focusing on hiking each of the

places we've found...woo hoo!