Grand Canyon Dusky Sunset

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Well, I started off with a Grand Canyon sunset this a.m. on this National Park blog and now I'm going to bookend it with this sunset picture. Which, by the way, constantly blows me away each and … [Read more...]

Grand Canyon Sunsets And Helicopter Tours

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Nothing beats a Grand Canyon sunset. I've seen my fair share over the years and I'm always amazed. I think it has to do with how the light turns golden and emblazons the Canyon's magnificent red … [Read more...]

A True Eagle-Eye View of the Canyon

view from inside a grand canyon helicopter

This picture pretty much sums up for me what it's like being over the Grand Canyon inside a helicopter. Not only do you get incredible views but also you get to hear about it right from the … [Read more...]

Photo: Grand Canyon Disappears Under an Ocean of Fog

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I call this the great Grand Canyon disappearing act. It was the day in December last year when an inversion layer hit. What that means in geek speak is that a lid of warm air prevented cold … [Read more...]

Use An iPad to Photograph the Grand Canyon? I Guess So.

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I see more and more travelers taking photos of Grand Canyon National Park on their iPads. Or other mobile devices. I've tested the Pad and it does a great job. But I find it a bit clunky. … [Read more...]

Photo: El Tovar Snowstorm – Grand Canyon – South Rim

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OK, I'm probably going over the top. But this qualifies as a "snowstorm" in Arizona. El Tovar, which I like the best of all South Rim lodges, is the majestic building in the center. To it's … [Read more...]

Photo: Spectacular Grand Canyon Lookout

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Frankly, I don't think there are bad views at the Canyon. Everywhere you turn it's there. Captivating you each and every time. I get asked to rank lookouts. I'm not going to bite. They are all … [Read more...]

Grand Canyon Winter Inversion Layer


White Friday in #GrandCanyon! RT @GrandCanyonNPS: This rare inversion got all of us up & out to see it.— James Kaiser (@JamesKaiser_) November 29, 2013 Now … [Read more...]

Picture: Inside El Tovar – The Buffalo Head

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El Tovar is one place I like to kick off my boots and relax. The place has a great vibe. Doesn't hurt, either, that they have a terrific fireplace. Depending on who you are, the holidays are … [Read more...]

Video: Is There a Benefit to Booking Helicopter Tours Early?

South Rim helicopters getting ready to take flight!

Travelers still ask me if it's best to purchase a Grand Canyon helicopter tour upon arrival. The answer will always be "No." That's one man's opinion. However, I've been around the block … [Read more...]