Near the last switchback, we saw a rainbow. I kept telling Jim that the rain would let up and he would just shake his head. Near the top seeing one of my last below the Rim views across the Canyon, the rainbow appeared as if from nowhere. The rain didn't exactly stop. Well, it didn't stop at all, but I received my sign that the weather was breaking. Not just in the Canyon, as this trip was about more than the Canyon. But the weather was finally breaking.
Mimi met us at the end of Bright Angel trail near Kolb studio. We drove back to retrieve my car, then I said goodbye to Jim and Dan outside Maswick Lodge. Jim wished me safety in my travels and Canyon dreams until I returned. We hugged and I thanked him.
I don't think Jim ever realized how much he did for me. This had been my dream for so long. A dream that, for so many reasons and so many times along the way, almost did not happen. But Jim made it a reality.
Thanks again, Jim.
I've never seen anything like these!!!
This is just the beginning... to a journey of wonder & joy!
Fondest memory: Joy in that how many people on this Earth has the opportunity to see them all? To travel in great company and to come back safely to tell about the experience? Not very many.
As I always try to remind myself, 'Be thankful, Sharrie. You are very very lucky!'.
Immerse yourself in the magical spirit of the canyon, the essence of being & the calling of the creator...
Hehe... sounds like some kind of philosophy, don't you think? Trouble is, it's almost impossible to feel all this in my office :-(((
But as Wayne W. Dyer puts it: 'You'll see it when you believe it!'.
Favorite thing: Canyon views are not always clear, though on a good day you can see as far as 100 miles. Increasingly, air pollution blurs landscape that had once been sharp & rich hued. Hazy days are becoming quite common with visibility dropping to only 20 miles. So I guess I've to count myself very lucky again because of the few times I've been there I've seen as far as my eyes can take in the details!
Fondest memory: 90% of the visitors to the canyon see it from the South Rim but I've never for once felt that it's crowded here. Its vastness & natural beauty just captured one's imagination so much so that you forget even your own existence. It's like you can see forever!!! A truly marvelous feeling!
Fondest memory: Hidden by its sheer vastness, more than the eye can see in a single scan, the Grand Canyon is a land of diverse plateaus. However, the stunning beauty of this land & the effect it can have on the human spirit is one thing that'll culminates & reach a cresendo with every visits over time & space! This is an experience where one reveals one's own perception of the world as much as one's relation to the higher consciousness.
Fondest memory: Sometimes, the most unusual shape create the most amazing sight. Things do not always have to be in the right frame & mold to reflect their individual character. Just being itself speaks infinity & individuality that you can't help but admire at the ultimate beauty of nature.
Favorite thing: Be prepared for an entirely unimaginable experience. This is it, the ultimate! Whichever you do it, you'd find this visit & vista one that'll leave an everlasting mark on your memory, your outlook in life & your legacy for the future...
Fondest memory: Grand Canyon is such a beautiful place offered by nature. You will be speechless when you arrive at Grand Canyon. The scene is just indescribable.
Favorite thing: Just another beautiful view of the canyon on a partly cloudy day. Each minute the scenery changes as the sun makes its journey across the heavens and the clouds add their voices to the chorus.
The broad stretches of sky that dominated the horizon...
The pink cliffs of the canyon...
The wonder world of nature...
Connect your spirit with the higher consciousness...
Ok, ok, I'm not a wacko! At least not then or now. Lol... The nature has a way of clearing the mind of all my problems & "insanities" ;-)
Favorite thing: Ok, now let's enjoy the beginning of this wonderful journey, one that captured the imagination of the world & impressive beyond description!
Favorite thing: Experience a whole new world... a new range of landscape, shades of lights, rainbows, sunrise & sunset...funny shapes, earth tones, prehistoric rocks & stones...