Monday, May 6, 2013

Grand Canyon National Park


I am continuing the On the Brink Series on National Parks with today's post.  I'm writing this from the Albuquerque airport so it seem fitting that today's featured park is one located in the southwestern region of the United states. This post continues my series highlighting interesting open access Flickr photos of all 59 U.S. National Parks.  Today we travel to Grand Canyon National Park.  For more information about the park, click here.  We'll run through all 59 National Parks in alphabetical order.  If you have any photos that you would like to share from any national park that I could post, please send them along.

I have to add a comment about this park.  The first time I visited it, I didn't want to go.  I took a group of students to the North Rim and felt obligated to visit it since we were nearby.  I think I was in my late 20's and was a bit of a snob about natural areas.  The Grand Canyon was definitely way too cosmopolitan for me!  I was used to the more remote national and state parks of California, Utah, and Arizona.  I really didn't want to experience nature with throngs of folks interested in having a photo and getting back in the RV. But, I am glad I followed my instinct.  When I saw the canyon, my jaw dropped.  It was one of the great experiences of my life.

Following the photos, you'll find links to previous On the Brink posts on the National Parks.

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