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Grand Canyon Sky

The Grand Canyon is considered to be one of the natural Wonders of the World and rightly so.  The sheer size of it boggles the mind.  In some ways it is like a mountain in reverse.  I have stood on the cold snowy rim with icy trails and temps below freezing while it is a pleasant 60 degrees (15 c) along the river.

Last year I planned a visit around the March new moon.  I was hoping there might be some snow but it was all melted.  It was still cold at night with lows below freezing and the daytime temps did not get too much above freezing but no snow left on the rim.  It certainly made putting up a tent easier than my visit in February where there was 3 feet of snow I had to dig through to put the tent up.

It was a cloudy and windy day when I arrived and as the day waned snow started to fall from the sky and the clouds broke up just enough to get an epic sunset.  Snow was falling over the canyon, especially on the north rim.  The light was magical with the setting sun lighting up the rai…

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