2011 Summer Vacation, Day 14

This morning, B decided to set herself up as an Indian princess.  I tried to explain the concept of political correctness to her, but I didn’t get far:

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We went to a ranger talk given by Ranger Bob Kelso, who did an excellent job.  Trish was very impressed with his pedagogy.  A cursory web search indicates he may have been the principal of the Grand Canyon School District at some point.

We took the shuttle to the South Kaibab trailhead.  There was lightning in the canyon, but it appeared to be moving away, so we started down:

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The first part was pretty steep:

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We turned around a couple miles down at “Ooh Aah Point”:

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Pensive M:

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The switchbacks we came down can be seen working their way up the canyon wall:

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Capturing this hummingbird was tricky.  70-200 2.8L IS @ 200mm, 1/8000 of a second:

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Switchbacks below:

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Next we took the shuttle to Yaki Point.  Here’s a panorama.  Click on it for a larger version:

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In the afternoon, we took the shuttle to Hopi Point:

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Gotta love the glasses:

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Tomorrow, we say goodbye to Grand Canyon.

Not much driving today.  Huzzah!  South Kaibab Trailhead (B), Yaki Point (C), Hopi Point (D):

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