Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Grand Canyon Monsoon

They said it was going to be hot in the canyon, but I had no idea. July in the Grand Canyon. Water, and late afternoon monsoon rains our only saving grace. The daily temperatures 106 to 114, with lows in the upper 80's and low 90's.

View from ledge camp

Water spilled over the canyon rim falling several hundred feet. Countless small water falls from the afternoon thunder storm cut through the ancient schist that forms the canyon walls, inspiring pointed thought. 

Silver Grotto

Travertine Falls