Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A "More Than Grand" Canyon

Posted by: Steven

We awoke to a balmy 22 degrees here in Flagstaff this morning. Our warm showers and later than usual call-time were happily accepted by everyone in the group as we prepared for our two-hour ride to the Grand Canyon. Upon arrival, we stood in awe at the magnificent sight of the rocky expanse that extended for miles. What they say about the Canyon is true: no photograph or painting could ever recreate the experience of seeing the breathtaking sight for yourself. Yet again, those of a more venturesome nature hiked the Bright Angel Trail. Don't be deceived by its seemingly name, however; Logan described it as being a winding, narrow, and icy path that proved to be treacherous, but also a great physical challenge. Those less courageous, like myself, journeyed around the South Rim of the Canyon. We had the opportunity of witnessing spectacular views of the jagged edifices and snowy slopes of the trail, while stopping for the occasional (okay so maybe it was frequent) snowball fight. What a revelation of God's power the Grand Canyon is! While at the --an observation deck with a view of the Colorado River--it was also neat to see a plaque posted displaying Psalm 66:4, which reads: "All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name." We can all testify, that after witnessing such a sight, that verse couldn't be the more appropriate one to display. After our three-hour visit with one of the seven natural wonders of the world, we traveled around the area and visited a big gift shop nearby.

Many of us are quite tired and are preparing to get some much needed rest after a long day of adventure. We look forward to tomorrow as we'll be visiting the city of Sedona, and we plan on posting some more pictures by tomorrow night. We appreciate all of your feedback, love, and prayers! Until next time, so long!