Grand Canyon

It was my first time at the Grand Canyon, and it was surreal seeing this for the first time. It's so vast and complicated and as I'm staring at a distance it looks beautiful and simple. It is so majestic because it's natural landscaping is shaped by the Colorado River which reveals to us each layer of rock and helps us date the Earth. When I was younger, I was big rock collector and taking this trip was a reminder of that. There's a paved path called "Trail of Time" which my sister and I walked down and all along the path they have large massive stones showing the types that have been dug up in the Grand Canyon, such as Walcott Shale and Basalt Lava Rock.

 

 South Rim

South Rim

If you're like me, you're thinking where are the unpaved paths that I can hike on? Make sure to plan ahead for this. There is a hidden path that you can start walking down towards that I totally missed, and if you have enough time the paved path going west will eventually turn into the unpaved path. (It will take you hours though). If you want to go directly to the unpaved path, there are plenty of buses that take you to where you need. I walked for a few miles along the paved path and it felt a little daunting, like I didn't move along too far, yet the paths were quiet and the tourists had died off. Next time, the donkey ride down the canyon and camping is the way to go.