Sunday, July 03, 2011

Thursday 30th June 2011……..Gob Smacked!!!

 

Had a good sleep although there was a nasty storm during the night and you will see in the photos at least 40 trees knocked down some over the hiking trails.

I treated myself to a hearty breakfast of bacon, eggs, tomatoes and toast and tea and read owner of the newspapers i had brought with me from home I always enjoy doing that.

I just want to make a comment and this is in no way a criticism but right across from me last night a family arrived in a SUV Mom and Dad and 5 kids the oldest must be about 10 years old it was about 6.30pm and they proceeded to set up a tent and unload all the gear…it must have been cold and miserable with all the rain last night.  then before 9am this morning they were packing up

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and they were on their way by 9am…certainly not my idea of fun!!

Packed up a good lunch and lots of drinks on my way by 10am and it was lovely and sunny and warm.  I was heading into the canyons and Bonita had her first encounter after about 5 minutes of driving!!

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I first hiked the North Rim and then the south rim…I went to all the lookouts and i think I hiked about 10 miles…sit back and enjoy these photos!!!!!

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jun30 020Osprey nest Love this little camera that nest was a long way away!!

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jun30 033Lunch stop!!

jun30 034If ANYONE mentions that little spot on the top of my head you will be banned from the blog for 2 years!!!!!

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I had already been down to the bottom of the canyon at least 4 times so to see this sign was a bit of a shock as it was now way past 4pm and my little old legs were feeling it BUT you know that PEARSON stubbornness had to do it!!!!

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The view was spectacular and the hike back up those steps was a bit of a ,,,,,,,,,,

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Probably the most famous shot in the park taken from Artist Point.

Now to re-trace the trails back…but on the way stopped here for a few minutes

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Know what the B stands for?????

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