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09-05-2016, 06:35 PM
Advice on visiting the Grand Canyon
I'm going to the Grand Canyon around the end of June. Any advice would be welcome. So far I've listened to Ferde Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite... Thumbsup but something tells me I need a little more than that. Tongue

I've read that' it's a five hour hike down to the bottom and if it's five hours down it ain't gonna be much fun hiking back up . So if I don't go all the way down am I still going to see interesting stuff?

Oh, and here's the Grand Canyon Suite.....for your listening pleasure....Big Grin[/i]




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09-05-2016, 06:41 PM
RE: Advice on visiting the Grand Canyon
I hope you have fun. I would puke just getting near the canyon. Vertigo's a bitch.

I have heard that taking a helicopter flight over the canyon is freaking awesome. That's all I have. Take pics and share when you get back. Big Grin

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09-05-2016, 06:43 PM
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There's a turnout east of the eastern entrance where the Navajo (aka Dini) sell craft work. They take plastic, and everything there is well worth maxing out your card. Be warned.

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09-05-2016, 06:48 PM
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(09-05-2016 06:41 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  I hope you have fun. I would puke just getting near the canyon. Vertigo's a bitch.

No you wouldn't. The thing is too big, the distances are too great, to wrap your mind around. I've been there twice, most recently 15 months ago, and I honestly think I see more on TV because it's not as overwhelming.



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09-05-2016, 06:51 PM
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The only time I seen it was as a kid -- about 14 years old -- sitting right seat in a Cessna 310 ---- which my dad was flying.....


We went down below ground level --- and were still up almost a mile......................

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A wild view.........

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09-05-2016, 06:53 PM
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I don't think I could stomach this myself, but there's the Skywalk.
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09-05-2016, 06:54 PM
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I have been once, to the South Rim.

Walking up to the overlook, I kept my eyes downcast until I reached the rail.

Then I raised my head and ShockingBlinkOhmyClap



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09-05-2016, 06:56 PM
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(09-05-2016 06:53 PM)pablo Wrote:  I don't think I could stomach this myself, but there's the Skywalk.
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Oh, HELL NO! Even that pic is vertiginous for me. I've been doing balance exercises, and I can handle ladders better, but not that canyon. No
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09-05-2016, 07:04 PM
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(09-05-2016 06:56 PM)Fireball Wrote:  
(09-05-2016 06:53 PM)pablo Wrote:  I don't think I could stomach this myself, but there's the Skywalk.
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Oh, HELL NO! Even that pic is vertiginous for me. I've been doing balance exercises, and I can handle ladders better, but not that canyon. No

I had to scroll past that photo real fast. Geeze, that's doesn't bode well. I don't know if I'm going to be able to look down into that big ol canyon without getting dizzy. Hobo

Is there stuff to do besides hiking down into the canyon. Does one just walk over look at it and that's kinda all you do?

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Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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09-05-2016, 07:16 PM
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Sounds exciting. I hope you have fun.
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