Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim) ARIZONA

This park is one of the most amazing places I have been to. It's unbelievable when you see how it's formed! Pictures won't justify this place. You have to see it in your naked eyes to make your jaw drop! Definitely worth all the effort and expenses going to the Grand Canyon.



Facts:
A powerful and inspiring landscape, the Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size. Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep. The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park — one of the first national parks in the United States. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery. The longstanding scientific consensus has been that the canyon was created by the Colorado River over a period of six million years, but research released in 2008 suggests a much longer 17 million year time span.[1] The canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 29 km) and attains a depth of more than a mile (1.6 km). Nearly two billion years of the Earth's history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. The "canyon started from the west, then another formed from the east, and the two broke through and met as a single majestic rent in the earth some six million years ago. [...] The merger apparently occurred where the river today, coming from the north, bends to the west, in the area known as the Kaibab Arch."

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5 comments:

JeFf & NoVa said...

malyn...another spot? hay buti kapa sis... you've been mostly half part of the world na siguro ay.....

nice pictures.... ang galing talaga

Vincent Bautista said...

Utah? My favorite American Idol lives there, David Archuleta hehehe. ^_^

lira said...

so pretty! wish ko lang....hay...

Babette said...

Hi Malyn, I agree. The Grand Canyon is just amazing. I was awestruck the first time I saw it. All I could say was "It's gorgeous!":)
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