The desert has bloomed in the rainy season. Below, the second visit in early August after six weeks of intermittent rain.
The drive to the caverns in
late mid May during the dry season. Quite a contrast from this first visit to our second one.
We made several stops between Carlsbad Caverns and the Grand Canyon, but I will skip those for now.
Grand Canyon. Arizona. May, 2013. Our visit began with a helicopter tour from Grand Canyon National Airport followed by a jeep tour through Kaibab National Forest in order to view sunset from the canyon's South Rim.
Looking down from the helicopter at part of the Kaibab National Forest near Tusayan, Arizona.
One of our first views of the canyon from the air. There is really no way to properly capture this spectacular panorama. A few more shots follow.
The canyon casts a shadow on itself as the sun gets lower in the sky
Next time: Petroglyphs, Sunset Crater, and Wupatki National Monuments