We all piled into the vans on Day 3 and headed off to the Grand Canyon. We would be visiting the lesser frequented North Rim. 90% of tourists visit the South Rim, and I guess that's where most of the pictures come from. I was expecting a flat dry landscape, and was very surprised to see so much green.
From the National Parks brochure: "The Grand Canyon, one of Earth's most powerful, inspiring landscapes, overwhelms our senses. Its story tells of geologic processes played out over unimaginable time spans as a unique combination of size, color and dazzling erosional forms. Grand Canyon National Park is a gift presented to us. Our responsibility as good stewards is to pass on this gift, pristine and preserved, to future generations."