I really appreciate each of you traveling with me along Route 66 toward the Grand Canyon in Arizona, U.S.A. Our journey continues as I highlight just a few things. There is so much to post but I’ll let this website provide the details. https://grandcanyon.com/
There is no doubt some people disagree with the origin and timeline of the Grand Canyon. However, I’m not here to argue the point. Let’s just enjoy the beauty and learn a little about it based on what the National Park Service states, and our own eyes.
You can review the archeological information and photos by the Grand Canyon Association at https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/historyculture/adhigrca.htm.
The Colorado River looks like a stream from observation points. It appears so peaceful from above but it can be a raging, wild thing at times.
There are some amazing photos showcasing the river. One photo, along with information, is on Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River.
“The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande). The 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the river flows generally southwest across the Colorado Plateau and through the Grand Canyon before reaching Lake Mead on the Arizona–Nevada border, where it turns south toward the international border. After entering Mexico, the Colorado approaches the mostly dry Colorado River Delta at the tip of the Gulf of California between Baja California and Sonora.”
While we were riding back and forth to the various observation points, we saw clouds developing in the distance – and then they opened.
We were miles away from the developing storm and were able to capture a few of the weather moments.
It’s amazing seeing the Canyon’s grandeur highlighted by the lightning.
I respect the lightning and at this time we determined it was best to depart the area. Wouldn’t you?
Love and Blessings,