That Is a Very Big Hole

My last day in Yellowstone I *really* wanted at at least *glance* the Grand Canyon. My earlier Bison Encounter slowed me down, but was *totally* worth it. From Old Faithful, I decided to take the loop starting going east on 191 skirting Thumb and then Yellowstone Lakes. This was a beautiful drive. I only succumbed to the urge to get out of Junior once to smell the wet air. I imagine boating on the lakes must be unbelievable. I then proceeded north on Grand Loop Road up toward Artist’s Point. I got there just in time for a gorgeous dusk!

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The Grand Canyon was both staggeringly, impossible-to-describe-enormous, and slightly smaller than I thought it would be. 🙂 Seeing it from one tiny vantage point, even one with as many views as Artist’s Point, is likely selling it enormously short.

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It’s definitely one of those places that truly embodies words like “awesome” and “reverence.” Its like a massive mountain cathedral with it’s own holy water dancing through the bottom. I immediately wanted to both take the mule tour down, and go rafting on the bottom. I was certain I had to come back and see more, but was totally happy with my 30 minutes of bliss!

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