It was a grand weekend. We took advantage of fee-free entry into national parks Sept. 29 to visit the Grand Canyon. I loved the change in temperatures and scenery on the drive there.
|Somewhere on Highway 180|
Many volunteers devoted their time that day to help with projects such as picking up trash. I admired them and hope to join in a future project.
|These canyoneers picked up litter blown, or thrown, into the canyon. Apparently there is a big problem with people throwing coins, which animals may ingest.|
The views were incredible as always.
|It was a nice day for hiking the Grandview trail. I would like to hike all the way down to the river on a future trip.|
|A plein air painter tries to capture the canyon’s beauty.|
|Desert View is my favorite lookout because you have such good views of the Colorado River.|
|Inside the historic lookout tower.|
|On the way back to Grandview to watch the sunset, stop by the Tusayan ruins and museum.|
The best part? Sunset.
Next time, I want to bring my mountain bike to ride around instead of driving or taking the shuttle.
Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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