GRAND CANYON, SOUTH RIM
My photo friend, Lin, and I drove from Fallbrook, CA to the South Rim to take sunset photos of the canyon today. We had only one glitch on the road as we drove through Eastern California on I-40. The tire pressure light came on. This after just recently getting a new set of tires on the car. We pulled into Needles and actually found a gas station with a mechanic working there. As we chatted with him and a couple of other gents about the desert and the destruction of the habitat he checked the tires and all was well. We were soon back on the road and made it to the Grand Canyon in good time. I had picked Lipan Point for sunsetbphotography. Before getting there we made two stops along the way at an unnamed viewing area,
and Grand View Overlook:
|A Grand View|
|Angel's Gate and Wotan's Throne from Grand View|
|Vishnu Temple and in the Distance The Vermillion Cliffs|
It was hard to move on to Lipan Point, but we made it with time to spare. There were no clouds this evening, but we made the most of the opportunities.
|The Colorado River in the Shadows|
|Comanche Point with Sunset Colors|
|Sunset and the River|
We were there until well after sunset. I enjoyed capturing this couple from Germany enjoying their time there.
|Visitors Enjoying the View and Place|
On the way to Flagstaff, where we spent the night, we stopped at the Cameron Trading Post for one of their reknown “Navajo Tacos”. It was delicious and due to the hour things were quiet in the dining room and the Trading Post.