Clinging for Dear Life on the Edge of the Grand Canyon

11 Jun

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Hiking down the South rim of the Grand Canyon can have its perils…

don't look down

This made my mother nervous.

But it’s a good shot.

The Grand Canyon; if you have seen one picture you have seen a million, but there is nothing like standing on the edge of that vast precipice, watching light plummet to the bedrock exposed below, that can never be captured second hand.

It’s like peering into a waterless ocean. Hiking to the bottom we pass pillars of crumpling red stone. As the sun rises and spreads across the valleys I felt completely timeless. Like anyone that has looked into nature and witnessed the unspeakable awe that begets our existence.

People often say they feel small in the Grand Canyon.
I felt massive. As big as the thing itself.

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4 Responses to “Clinging for Dear Life on the Edge of the Grand Canyon”

  1. Heather June 11, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    Great photo! My mom would flip if I sent her something like that.

    • joshywashington June 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm #

      Yeah, my mom was standing 20 feet away in near hysterics. I really isn’t fair to do that to the poor woman!

  2. Kay LaVergne Jaz June 11, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

    Your mama is right. But I’m not your mom so i’m hanging right there with you!

  3. Candice June 12, 2010 at 1:50 am #

    I was so distracted by the wicked awesome moustache, I didn’t realize the full awesomeness of this image. Scaaary!

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