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LAST WEEK, with friends, I engaged in a two-day buzz-by of one of the earth’s seven natural wonders. In a rented Jeep Cherokee Laredo – not on the Beemer or Guzzi – we participated in an exercise begun in the 1910s by the Kolb Brothers: something they said would never be completed – photographing the Grand Canyon.
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MEANWHILE, back near the population center, a maiden perches atop of rock wall and faces that setting sun. The dark hair and the woolen serape were too much not to photograph. Perhaps she was simply a plant adding "authenticity" for tourists such as myself.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: On my short list of things to do is a stem to stern motorbike navigation of US Highway 89 from Tucson to Glacier. It visits the neighborhoods of the Grand Canyon, Brice, Zion, the Central Rockies, the Tetons, Yellowstone and a whole bunch of country in between. I suspect it might be the most beautiful "run" in the entire United States. This is a theory I need to test, so to speak. Continue to watch this space (probably for years) to see if I ever do.
RESOURCE: The Park Service’s fine introduction to the Canyon should be accessed at http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm
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