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In March and April 2002 we traveled to Glendale, AZ and helped our son and his wife tile
their kitchen floor. Then I (Ed) hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon with my three sons.
From there Edith and I went to Death Valley, Hoover Dam, Las Vagas, Zion NP, Bryce NP, North Rim
of Grand Canyon, Lake Powell area, Monument Valley, Four Corners and Mesa Verde.
Tile floor the four of us did at Curt and Shellies. We thought a decent job for amateurs
Map of Grand Canyon Hiking trails. The red is the East Kiabab we took to the bottom of the
canyon. The Bright Angel goes along the river and then heads to the south rim. The Tonto Trail
follows the canyon along the side and on the north side of the Colorado you can see the North
Kiabab Trail and going off to the East not to far north of the river the Clear Creek Trail.
O'Neil Butte on the way down
switchbacks on the South Kiabab you can see the mules if you look close
Mule and foot bridge over the Colorado. It was very muddy as it was spring. Later it often
is very clear.
Phantom Ranch along Angel Creek an oasis!.
Jack and our tents east along the Clear Creek Trail on Tonto Plateau
Sunset on Zoroaster Temple rock
Trees along the Bright Angel Trail
View of Bright Angel trail from south rim. It looks very, very deceivingly close but the
total trail is about 11 miles.
From left, Jack, Tom, Ed, Curt right after we reached the south rim.
Dantes View overlooking Death Valley
Badwater, Death Valley, 282 feet below sea level the lowest in the western hemisphere.
Artist Drive Death Valley
Called the Racetrack in Death Valley, ancient lakebed where rocks actually slide in the wind when it is
wet and likely has been frozen and is thawing and a high wind comes up. Scientist definitely
believe it is for real
More moving rocks, it is a long, washboard, dusty, lonely, gravel, rocky road to get to the
Teakettle Jct. on way to the Racetrack
Scotties Castle, very interesting history about gold mining and early days of Death Valley
Sand Dunes in Death Valley
Kilns used in 1800's for making charcoal for smelting.
Interesting story about a dog who the workers who built Hoover Dam loved.
MGM Las Vagas
Ceasar's Palace Las Vagas
Mirage Las Vagas
Beehive Zion NP
mule deer Zion NP
Abraham, Issaac and Jacob Zion NP
Red rock cliffs Zion NP
sheer wall rock climbers
Narrows at the head of Zion Canyon
Checkerboard Zion NP
East Zion NP
Picture looking back climbing Angel Landing Zion NP
If you don't use these chains when climbing Angels Landing Zion NP you could easy fall many
Looking over edge of Angles Landing, Zion NP, Picture does not come close to doing justice
to the actual experience
Observaion Point, Zion looking down on Angels Landing, I hiked both the same day
Hoodoo's Bryce Canyon NP
Hoodoo's Bryce Canyon nothing like this anyplace in the world!
Windows Bryce Canyon
Balancing Hoodoo Bryce Canyon NP
Called wall Street down in Canyon on hike, tree growing out of slot
Toroweep North Rim Grand Canyon, 3000 feet straight down to Colorado
Boat on Colorado 3000 feet below
Cactus blooming on north rim of Grand Canyon
$6000 a week rental house boat on Lake Powell
Rainbow bridge, 50 miles over water from Page, largest natural bridge in the world
Water level is down in Lake Powell
House boats in Marina by Page, AZ on Lake Powell
Lee's Ferry only place in 600 miles they could cross the Colorado in the early days. Also
where most of the groups put in to float the Colorado and also a good trout fishing spot
Near Jacobs LAKE, north rim in this area not open until Mothers Day
Monument Valley AZ, car commercials have been done on top of the flat castle like rock
Monument Valley AZ, East Mitten
Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde, CO Largest Cliff dwelling in the US
Petroglyphs at Mesa Verde, CO
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