The Grand Canyon

We did the usual tourist thing and went to the Grand Canyon, stopping at designated "trail" areas.

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For millions of years, the Colorado River cut a winding path through Arizona and carved a gorge of epic proportions. Water and wind eroded soil and rock, leaving the shapes and colors that we now call the Grand Canyon.

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The Grand Canyon is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, and it is easy to understand why. It was made a national monument in 1908 and became a national park in 1919.

The National Park covers an area of 1,900 square miles. The canyon is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and up to 5,000 feet deep. It is populated by five Indian tribes.

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Only Erin could become bored with such beauty. After a while, she started reading a book she'd brought along. She did, however, take a lively interest in the wildlife we saw along the way.

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