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Northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon!

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The Grand Canyon is home of the some of the cleanest air in the entire United States!

Because of the different altitudes involved, weather conditions vary greatly throughout the Grand Canyon.  Temperatures can range from below zero to over 100 degrees.  If you choose to hike down into the canyon be prepared for the temperature to raise substantially the closer you get to the bottom.

Here is a great video that will show you a little more about the beautiful Grand Canyon…

We are still adjusting to the altitudes, so we plan to come back to the Grand Canyon later in the summer and maybe take on a hike or two.

appreciating the grand canyon

In the meantime, we were happy to enjoy the vistas from the edge of the South Rim!

One item has now been checked off our bucket list.

What places are on your list to visit?

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8 thoughts on “Northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon!”

  1. You’re not far from Sunset Crater and Wapatki National Monument. You can check out our videos from both places on our channel. They don’t allow anyone up to the top of Sunset Crater anymore having shut off access in 1978. I was one of the last lucky people who got to hike to the top and look into the crater. I was there in 1965 and again in 1970. You can see both places in a day if you’re efficient or spend a day at each place. The last time we were there in 2014 both locations were on the same access pass.

    1. Hi Neil and Yoly!
      We actually visited Sunset Crater and Wapatki National Monument last week when my sister and brother in law were in town! We will be writing about our adventure there soon! I just have to finish downloading all the photos. Yes, we did it in one loop and it took a full day. The temperature there was over 100 degrees, but the sights were just amazing. We particularly loved exploring the red stone ancient pueblos. You two really get around don’t you? LOL! Will go check out your videos!

      suzy

  2. This place is definately on our bucket list – just hope we get there one day, but it’s a long way from where we live in New Zealand. Really enjoyed the attached video, thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your work time there, and your play and exploration in later months.

    1. Hi Jenny!
      We hope to get to New Zealand one day! I bet it is every bit as beautiful! Thanks so much for following along. Hope you summer is fabulous too!

      suzy

  3. The Grand Canyon is definately a very serene place isn’t it. Machu Picchu has always been on my bucket list. I want to also walk the Incan trail. By the way, did you look for Bobby and Cindy while you were there? LOL

  4. The North Rim is very beautiful as well so try to check it out if you have not done so already. We just did the Escalante area and plan to visit Lake Powell in the summer. The unique places to visit out West are never-ending 🙂

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