I’ve been posting so much about my adventures off the North Rim I figured I should share some recent Grand Canyon views. So let Raven share the story of the Unkar Delta in the bend of the Colorado River. The ancestral Puebloans once lived there, farming, hunting and gathering with their families in a river side community.
The next story could have easily turned into tragedy. These two young people put on quite a show for anxious visitors trying to enjoy canyon views from the Grand Lodge veranda. She took photos while he performed headstands on a tiny unprotected ledge. The drop is probably about 4,000 feet (1200 m) into Transept Canyon. With the “your park and your responsibility” policy I could do nothing unless one of them fell off when I would call EMTs on my radio. So I took photos which will be included in a fellow Ranger’s evening program about death at the Grand Canyon.
Artists have told stories of Grand Canyon for over 1000 years: indigenous people, explorers and painters. Current Artist in Residence John Cogan set up his easel at the Grand Lodge to share his techniques with visitors.