During April, we visited the Grand Canyon South Rim for the first time in over 30 years. The weather is comfortable at this time of the year, although the temperature can be quite cold at dawn with a strong wind at the canyon rim. As an added benefit, the crowds are more manageable at this time of year.
Our introduction to the Canyon was a walk along the Rim Trail.
We were able to visit several of the named viewpoints along the rim, all of which have a spectacular views of the vast canyon. These views are especially good during the "golden hours" at sunrise and sunset. The canyon walls take on different colors with the changes in light direction and intensity.
|Grand Canyon Desert View|
|Grand Canyon Lipon Pt Sunrise 4|
We were lucky to have a rain storm during our visit, which resulted in dramatic storm light over the canyon from Yavapai Point.
The vast size of the canyon is difficult to capture in two-dimensional photos, but adding people to the photo can help to give a sense of the enormous dimensions.
|Grand Canyon Powell Vista||Grand Canyon Powell Spectators|
To see more images from this trip, please visit the Grand Canyon South Rim gallery at http://www.zenfolio.com/mikebucher/e/p973474920
Our plan is to visit the North Rim later in the summer to capture the dramatic potential of the monsoon season.
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