Grand Canyon Trip!

Karen and Alison

adk02.JPGWe're on our way!

adk03.JPG

This is Bright Angel Trail from a look out point!
adk04.JPG

That was our guide. He was standing on the start of a trail into the canyon.
adk07.JPG
This was the Kiabab Limestone on the path. It's at the top layer of the canyon. The bottom layer is Schist.
adk10.JPG
There was coral in the rock! This spot used to be at the bottom of the sea!
adk11.JPG
That's a mule trail. Mr. Kolb used to take pictures of people going down there on mules. Then he would hike 6 miles to water to process them and he would get back before you did!
adk13.JPG
This was a hole in the side of the tunnel. It was used to move rocks out of the tunnel when they were digging it.
adk14.JPG
We had to wear our hard hats in case of falling rocks on the way to the river float.
adk18.JPG
That was our boat driver. Her name was Jodie!
adk19.JPG
It's the Glen Canyon Dam! Lake Powell is on the other side!
adk20.JPG
That was the tunnel hole from the outside!

adk21.JPG

Telephone Poles in the Glen Canyon?!

adk25.JPG

How would you hike here? Apparently this is a popular hiking spot called the Ropes because near by there were ropes to help you get down.


adk27.JPG

This waterfall was made by small streams that we couldn't see!

adk34.JPG

The sun looked cool from the bottom of a canyon!

adk37.JPG

Antelope! The antelope were made much later than the big horn sheep down below!

adk40.JPG
This rock was called Finger Rock because it looks similar to a finger.

adk42.JPG
The black stains on the rocks is called Desert Varnish! It is caused by bacteria called Lichens. Lichens can only survive on dry, sun baked rocks and boulders.
adk43.JPG
This was near the end of our river float. It is the straightest stretch in the Glen Canyon and it is about 2 miles long. They almost decided to put the Hoover Dam here!

adk49.JPG
This is a building at Wupatki National Monument. It's still standing after 900 years!
adk50.JPG
Wow, those people look tiny next to the building.
adk54.JPG
This is where tribal leaders would meet. This is a natural sound amplifier. We could hear them like they were right next to us!

adk56.JPG
This was Sunset Crater. It's called Sunset Crater because the rock on top makes it look like a sunset. It was named by John Wesley Powell.
adk57.JPG
There's another view of the crater. We took a short hike and we were so close to the crater. The black stuff on the ground is ash. It was there from an eruption over 900 years ago!
adk58.JPG
This rock is called Ah Ah. There's another type of rock called Pahoehoe. Ah Ah is sharp, jagged rock and Pahoehoe is smooth rock. Our guide told us we would say Ah Ah if we fell on the Ah Ah rock!