A longer weekend in Tucson, Arizona
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After wanting to go to the Grand Canyon for
decades, I finally had my chance.
My original plan was actually to go diving
in Mexico, at San Carlos on the Sea of Cortez, but Hurricane Norbert was
planning it's arrival at San Carlos at the same time I was, so I decided to go
north from Tucson, rather than south.
This led me to explore the Grand Canyon,
Meteor Crater and the Petrified Forest as well as some wonderful other mountains
and canyons in Arizona. I was pleasantly surprised at some of the
variety of landscapes I encountered as the elevation and latitude increased.
Some areas of Arizona could pass for Colorado or even California, but AZ is
still more or less a place of mountains and deserts and broad panoramas.
Sunrise over Tucson
View of mountains through Westin hotel windows.
Grand Canyon Hotel - Oldest Hotel in Arizona.
Looking down at trail into Grand Canyon
Sunset at the South Rim
Grand Canyon South Rim after Sunset
Bright moon above the canyon
Tourists (like me) watching sunset in the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Sunset
Little Colorado River
Although this chasm was not nearly as big as the Grand Canyon, it was,
to me at least, scarier.
Here you are looking straight down over 1000 feet to the Little Colorado
Sunset in the Grand Canyon
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