Be Prepared to be Awed!

Grand Canyon View from South Rim

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen President Theodore Roosevelt visited the Grand Canyon in 1903, he asked our ancestors to keep it for their children, their children’s children — which would be us — and all who come after us as “the one great sight which every American should see.” More than a century later, my knees jellied as I looked […]

An Epic Journey to Inspire the Spirit

The trail down is winding and steep. Each step takes you back in time 30,000 years.

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom atop the south rim of the Grand Canyon, the trail down appears daunting. It weaves and snakes its way amid the layers of rocks, eventually vanishing from sight. I take a deep breath, step off the edge and begin my descent into this vast and imposing abyss. Most folks only see the Grand Canyon […]

A Tale of Two Canyons

South Rim view

“I find that in contemplating the natural world my pleasure is greater if there are not too many others contemplating it with me, at the same time.” – Edward Abbey This Land was Made For You and Me… And Them [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he National Parks Service (NPS) kicked off its centennial celebration on the heels of a record-breaking […]