Saturday Snapshot – The Grand Canyon

Saturday Snapshot is hosted over at At Home with Books and is just people sharing a photo they have taken and telling a little about it. In this post I am sharing another photo from the time my husband and I took a trip out west. This is a picture of the Grand Canyon.

So what do you think? I bet you are wondering about those pine tree, huh? Well you can visit the South Rim of the Grand Canyon which is where people normally go, or like us, you can head to the North Rim. It was wonderful up there! There are trees everywhere and it is about 20 degrees cooler than the South Rim. We were there in the middle of the summer and I was wearing a sweatshirt! I loved it there and I took this picture because it looked like the perfect spot to stop and take a break. Maybe get out a book or just admire that view.

This next picture is a place you can see on one of the hiking trials, it is called Bright Angel’s Point. You can walk out on it and the view from there is amazing!

The last picture is of the lodge itself. The lodge is literally placed at the edge of the canyon. You can sit out on the patio and look straight down into the Grand Canyon, it is a good thing I was not afraid of heights, lol.

How about you guys? Anyone else have a Saturday Snapshot to share?

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36 responses to “Saturday Snapshot – The Grand Canyon

  1. I saw the Grand Canyon (again) five years ago—I can’t believe it was that long—and loved having a drink in that lodge.

    I have always admired the beauty of this natural splendor. Thanks for sharing.

    Here’s MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

  2. I could picture myself reading on the bench and being quite happy. Lovely photos = the sky is amazing as well.

    • I did not have time to stop to read when we were there, but it would be nice to go back and just sit on that bench with a good book. The sky was beautiful the night we were there, I was lucky to get a picture of it.

  3. That must have been quite a spectacle! Great shots.

  4. We have been to Arizona many times, but never to the Grand Canyon. It is indeed on my “bucket list”. One of these times, we must take the time to stop and visit. here is miy Snapshot Saturday post for today

  5. Oh, wow! I’ve always wanted to go to the Grand Canyon….I think you’ve convinced me to go North instead of the usual way.

    Here’s my Snapshot.

    • It really is wonderful up there! There is only downside is you cannot see the Colorado River very well, but other than that it is spectacular. Plus if you go in the summer it is still cool there so you can enjoy the view instead of sweating to death, lol.

  6. Gorgeous photos! I did not realize there was such a temperature difference from north to south.
    My Saturday Snapshot

  7. I remember how nerve wracking sitting near the edge can be. It’s a LOOOOONG way down.

  8. I didn’t realize that the North Rim is a lot different than the South Rim, It sounds like you made an excellent choice! I love that the Lodge was right at the edge like that — awesome!

    • I did not know they were so different either, but I am glad I chose the North Rim. It was beautiful up there. The lodge at the edge is really neat, I love the stone on the outside as well.

  9. Beautiful views. I visited the Grand Canyon back in Feb. this year, simply magnificent.

  10. I didn’t realise the north and south rooms were so very different either, but it looks truly spectacular. http://goo.gl/ZsnvZ

  11. What a wonderful adventure. I’d love to sit out and have a drink outside of that lodge. Just one drink though, while I’m not afraid of heights, more than one drink may not be a good idea.

    • Haha, yeah. One was enough for us too. We did talk to some of the employees though and they have their own lodge that sits on a ledge with no fence around it and they told us they have a drink while sitting on the edge with their feet hanging over the ledge. We thought they were crazy!

  12. The first photo really took my breath away. Amazing. Here’s Mine

  13. Looks a beautiful spot to stay. I’d love to see the Grand Canyon one day.

  14. Gorgeous photos! we love the North Rim – it is so wonderfully peaceful and quiet there. You can sit on the rim of the canyon and not hear a single man-made sound – just wind and birds. We took our sons there years ago, and my then-8-year old sat on the edge of the canyon along a hiking trail and whispered, “I want to stay here forever.”

    Sue

    Book By Book

  15. Beautiful photos! The North Rim is on my list of places I really want to visit in the US. Now even more so!

  16. Makes me want to take a trip out West! Lovely photos!

  17. Great pictures! The Grand Canyon is high on my list of places to visit.

    My Snapshot

  18. It’s such a beautiful place from what I’ve seen in pictures. I don’t think I’d be quite as keen on the heights though. :)

    • Haha, my husband is afraid of heights too. But you can just stay closer to the trails and not go to the edge. That is what he did. I had to laugh when little kids would sprint past him to see the edge and he was clinging to a tree on the trail so he did not have to get closer. If you ever get up the nerve i think it is definitely worth the trip.

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