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    Common Ravens
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    Whipple Cholla
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    Whipple Cholla

    by kris-t Written Jan 11, 2013

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    Favorite thing: Meet Whipple Cholla which represents more than 20 species of the Cholla cactus in the North American deserts.

    Whipple Cholla often grow as shrubs or in mats on plains and grasslands.

    Fondest memory: Chollas are the only cactus with papery sheaths covering their spines.

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    Ravens

    by kris-t Updated Nov 4, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Ravens are one of the most common birds in Grand Canyon National Park. They look like a crow but are larger and have a bigger bill. And they are very intelligent.

    They eat anything from nuts, insects, carrion and small animals like rodents.

    These two Ravens were sitting near by a restaurant area, looking for the food.

    Fondest memory: Photo was taken in the fall of 2012 at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

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    Cute chipmunk

    by kris-t Updated Nov 4, 2012

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    Favorite thing: There are a variety of squirrels and chipmunks at Grand Canyon....

    Please take a look at our video with this fluffy creature

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    Fondest memory: This little guy was not scared of us at all.

    Even though they are cute and fury, like with any wild animal, it is best to observe them from a distance. Do not give them any treat also - it may disrupt their normal digestive functions and is unhealthy for them.

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    Joshua tree forest

    by kris-t Written Nov 4, 2012

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    Favorite thing: The Joshua tree is actually not a not proper tree, it's a species of yucca, that can reach a height of 50 feet and is believed to live for up to 1,000 years although they are impossible to date accurately - they do not have annual growth rings. They grow in patches across most south western states.

    And 'forest' of 'not proper' Joshua trees does not look like a 'proper forest' also - trees are too far from each other. But it's indubitably very interesting specie and one of distinctive symbols of the Southwest, and the Joshua Tree Forest highway is a beautiful drive indeed.

    Fondest memory: The tree was first named by Mormon pioneers in the 19-th century, who thought that the upturned branches resembled the arms of the prophet Joshua, pointing the direction to the promised land.

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    by Yubert Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Fondest memory: The dogs that roamed the camp ground were trained quite well at how to beg for food.

    And this particular dog for some reason liked this sleeping pad. He'd jump up and down on it and just wouldn't leave.

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    One of the most strange thing...

    by silvia-m.b Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: One of the most strange thing that I saw was condors in the Grand Canyon next to the Rim at the 'people's level'. I was in Grand Canyon three months and I only saw them once time! So...maybe if you're a lucky person you'll see it!

    Fondest memory: It's incredible see this HUGE birds in front of you so bigs and strange.... I would like to be a condor only to see the wonderful panoramic view of the Grand Canyon National Park.

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    We were fortunate to have room...

    by Pierre_Rouss Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: We were fortunate to have room at the camping just at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was at walking distance of the rim and we were able to go and look at the sunset and go back to the camping on foot. Warning : Don’t fall down the canyon (of course, hi! hi!) fences are not present everywhere. We had the good fortune to see a mule deer on the edge with the canyon as a background... talk about a sighting!

    Fondest memory: That same evening, we participated to a concert held all around the camping by a bunch of coyotes. We could here howling from at least 4-5 directions, each singing their little tune waiting for the next to take over. Hilarious, we could not prevent ourselves to add our own partition.

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