Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Grand Canyon :: Navajo Point and Desert View


Navajo Point is the last viewpoint before arriving at Desert View. Quite Spectacular. Indeed.


And a closer view of The River.


And this is how it looks from Desert View. The exterior of the Watch Tower was being renovated the last time I was here and this area was not accessible. I think the little blue wheelbarrow adds something to the picture, I'm just not sure what!


A slightly closer shot of the same view as above.


Each one of the stones used in construction of the Watch Tower was reportedly selected by the architect Mary Jane Colter. She also determined where each stone was to be placed.


I did go inside and was going to go up but after the first few steps, my legs cried out “no way” so I turned around. I was completely enthralled by the interior and took plenty of photos the last time, which you can see here.


The view to the east, looking out over the desert. The Little Colorado Gorge lies a few miles away and the terrain is still quite rugged.

And so, as the road to Desert View comes to an end, so too does this Journey of mine... I've made it safely back to Indiana. I'm Home Again. Thank you to everyone who has followed along, I'm so glad you could join me for the ride...

For those of you who are feeling the need for a bit of adventure, my cousins Sue & Fred will be hiking into the Grand Canyon in a few weeks. Then they will be traveling in the West and in May will follow the coast north and “driving” to Alaska via the Marine Highway. They will be spending the Summer Up North! I wish them well in their journey and will be following along virtually, as many of you have been following me...

4 comments:

  1. I am so glad that you stopped back by the Desert View Tower. Gotta love those wonderful round houses! Sorry that your legs are giving you so much trouble.....
    I am glad that you made it home safe and sound.
    Keep in touch,
    Sue

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  2. Good to hear you're home safe and sound! Thank you for allowing us to travel vicariously with you on your trip. Loved every minute of it And I'm glad we got to meet in person.

    Looking forward to the next adventure...

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  3. I enjoyed catching up with your posts. You are quite talented!

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