On Tuesday, I was able to take a day trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was absolutely amazing! It’s over 8000 feet above sea level there, it was a nice 74 degrees, breezy, and sunny. The first destination was Point Imperial. While there, I was able to get some shots of Mt. Hayden.
After lunch, we went for a walk through the forest towards the park boundary. Along the way, were some great views of the Canyon, and off in the distance, you can just see Navajo Mountain.
Along the trail, there were Ponderosa Pines, Quaking Aspens, and all kinds of shrubbery. Speaking of Quaking Aspen, they are currently changing colors! They are absolutely gorgeous! Take a look:
Frequently the trail meandered through glades of these trees, and it was very peaceful to be there and enjoy nature. The smell of decaying leaves, which is the smell of fall, was relaxing and brought to mind thoughts of cooler weather, tranquility, and joy.
On the way back to the parking lot, this was the view of the fall colors:
It was an awesome view! Just to see acres upon acres of fall colors was just absolutely refreshing! The rest of the afternoon was spent enjoying the view of the Canyon from the North Rim Lodge while enjoying a good book and just soaking up the sun.