Grand Canyon Journals

Park Ranger's Guide to the Grand Canyon

A travel journal to Grand Canyon by reef2020

Quote: For many, the Grand Canyon is on a short list of the world's absolutely, positively must-see destinations. Sadly, too many people take a peek, snap a picture, and head to Vegas. Let a park ranger offer a few tips on how to make the most of your visit.

Park Ranger's Guide to the Grand Canyon

Overview

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Grand Canyon is more than a geologic wonder. For me it is a place of inspiration that literally changed my life. While that story is beyond the confines of a travel journal, suffice it to say that the solitude and beauty of this place could, given the opportunity, change your life as well.Quick Tips: Sunrise and sunset are prime time viewing of the "big ditch." Don't miss either of them. Walking the rim is a great way to get to see the Canyon from a variety of angles, and also an opportunity to get away from the madding crowds that can appear during just about any time of year in the Historic area of the park.Best Way To Get Around: Extreme overcrowding by vehicles is a problem in ma...Read More
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The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, and is forever showing up on lists of "Places to See Before You Die." For these reasons, the Canyon has become a place of pilgrimage...a place one HAS to visit if life is to be complete. This is a great reason to come, IF you get a well-rounded look at the place. If you plan to make a visit like the one the Griswold's made in National Lampoon's Vacation, you might as well stay home and rent that movie instead. Others come seeking high adventure. Two very popular options are rafting the Colorado River as it wends its way through the Canyon, or taking a multi-day hike from "rim to river" and back. It's that last part ("and b...Read More