Start: Kaibab national forest
Stop: blm land near Zion national park
We’re up early and don’t really know what time it is. We head into the park and catch our first glimpses of the canyon. I am no longer one who has studied geology but has never seen the Grand Canyon. It’s unbelievable, unfathomable. The geologic wonder of exposed, untilted beds blows the mind. There are no words.
We drive along enjoying the many pullouts before the throngs of tourists invade. The Grand Canyon and all that it offers is big business.
We spend the afternoon driving to Zion National Park. We even cross over the Colorado River near Lees Ferry, where raft trips launch. Despite the drizzling weather, we find a sweet spot to camp on blm land.
Grand Canyon Layers:
Temple Butte Formation
Bright Angel Shale
Grand Canyon Supergroup
Vishnu Basement Rocks